Legal Scholars Urge High Court To Undo Online Sales Tax Ban

Law360, New York (November 2, 2017, 6:42 PM EDT) -- Over three dozen law professors and economists pressed the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn its precedent that prevents states from collecting sales and use tax from online retailers located outside their borders, arguing that the 25-year-old rule is outdated in the wake of the e-commerce boom.

In an amici curiae brief, a group of 37 professors of tax law and economics urged the nation’s high court to take up a petition submitted by South Dakota, which was defeated in September when the state’s highest...
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