Rack Room Takes Gender-Based Tariffs Fight To High Court

Law360, Washington (December 13, 2013, 5:45 PM EST) -- Rack Room Shoes Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its case challenging the federal government’s gender-based tariff rates on clothing and footwear, saying the court should consider whether “circumstantial evidence” about Congress' intent is sufficient for an equal protection challenge to proceed.

Rack Room filed its petition for writ of certiorari on Dec. 4, asking the Supreme Court to review a June Federal Circuit decision ruling the company and other plaintiffs had failed to show that Congress intended to discriminate when crafting rates...
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