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Editor's Note :

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Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, Inc.

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-553 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a state “discriminates against a rail carrier” in violation of 49 U.S.C. § 11501(b)(4) when the state generally requires commercial and industrial businesses, including rail carriers, to pay a sales-and-use tax but grants exemptions from the tax to the railroads’ competitors.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 13 2013Application (13A275) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 29, 2013 to October 30, 2013, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Sep 19 2013Application (13A275) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until October 30, 2013.
Oct 30 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 2, 2013)
Nov 13 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 16, 2013.
Nov 27 2013Brief amicus curiae of Multistate Tax Commission filed.
Dec 2 2013Brief amicus curiae of American Trucking Associations, Inc. filed.
Dec 16 2013Brief of respondent CSX Transportation, Inc. in opposition filed.
Dec 30 2013Reply of petitioners Alabama Department of Revenue, et al. filed.
Dec 31 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 17, 2014.
Jan 21 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 24, 2014.
Jan 27 2014The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
Term Snapshot