SCOTUS Ends State Tax Tyranny

The U.S. Supreme Court is finally cracking down on some excessive government overreach.

A 94-year-old Minnesota woman named Geraldine Tyler recently had her home seized by the government because she owed $15,000 in property taxes.

The government booted Tyler out of her residence and promptly sold it for $40,000. You would think that that means that Tyler had about $25,000 left over to at least help her relocate, but that wasn't the case.

The government not only took what they said Tyler owed, they kept the ENTIRE AMOUNT of the home sale.

Minnesota state law and the laws in 13 other states are written like this.

Luckily, the high court recognized how downright insane this entire case was and ruled in favor of Tyler.

"The taxpayer must render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, but no more," said Chief Justice John Roberts, who added:

"A taxpayer who loses her $40,000 house to the state to fulfill a $15,000 tax debt has made a far greater contribution to the public fisc than she owed."