EchoStar Satellite, LLC v. Florida Department of Revenue

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term

Issues: (1) Whether the Florida Supreme Court erred in concluding that a law cannot discriminate against interstate commerce unless it benefits purely in-state companies and burdens purely out-of-state companies; and (2) whether a court evaluating a law's discriminatory purpose is forbidden from considering evidence other than the law's text and formal legislative history.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 28 2017Application (17A12) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 12, 2017 to September 10, 2017, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Jul 03 2017Application (17A12) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 10, 2017.
Sep 08 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 12, 2017)
Sep 29 2017Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, EchoStar Satellite L.L.C., nka Dish Network L.L.C. and counsel for respondent Florida Department of Revenue and counsel for respondent Florida Cable Telecommunications Association have authorized the counsel for petitioner to advise the Court that the respondents give a blanket consent on 09/29/2017.
Oct 03 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 13, 2017.
Oct 12 2017Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Wine Retailers filed.
Nov 13 2017Brief of respondent Florida Department of Revenue in opposition filed.
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