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Sovereignty Ruling Emboldens States To Push Taxing Bounds

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 7:57 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruling that California wasn't obliged to answer a suit in Nevada state court could embolden states to push the boundaries of taxing nonresidents with limited contacts while enjoying a “home court” advantage in litigation.

The U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Monday in favor of California's Franchise Tax Board overturned court precedent, and with it a check on state powers and taxing authority. (AP) In a 5-4 decision Monday, the court's conservative majority ruled in favor of California's Franchise Tax Board in its long-running dispute with inventor Gilbert B. Hyatt, a former California resident who sued the agency in Nevada...

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