Supreme Court Needn't Weigh DirecTV Tax Appeal, SG Says

Law360, New York (May 29, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT) -- The solicitor general has told the U.S. Supreme Court that an Ohio state court was right to dispense with DirecTV Inc.'s suit challenging the constitutionality of the state's taxation of satellite broadcasting services but not of cable, saying the dismissal was in line with precedent.

The solicitor general said in a brief filed May 23 on behalf of the U.S. government that DirecTV and co-plaintiff Dish Network Corp. had failed to show that Ohio's taxation scheme violated the Commerce Clause by unfairly discriminating against interstate commerce,...
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