Taxes

Supreme Court Won't Hear Wesley Snipes' Appeal

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Mr. Snipes is understandably disappointed in today's decision.

Actor Wesley Snipes is currently serving a three-year prison sentence for failing to file income taxes between 1999-2001, apparently under the belief that he was not legally required to do so. I'll leave it to you to decide if Snipes should be condemned for his crime or celebrated as a heroic tax rebel. Either way, the U.S. Supreme Court today closed the door on the Blade star's last hope for an early release by refusing to take up his appeal.

The Associated Press has additional details here. For a closer look at the anti-income tax movement that helped inspire Snipes' actions, see Brian Doherty's 2004 feature on "16th Amendment rebels."