Hemi Group v. City of New York

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Nov 3, 2009
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
5-3
Author
Roberts
Term

Holding: New York City cannot use the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act to collect damages against out-of-state internet vendors who fail to pay city cigarette taxes.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-3, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on January 25, 2010. Justice Ginsburg joined the opinion of the Court in part. Justices Breyer, Stevens, and Kennedy dissented. Justice Sotomayor took no part in the decision.

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