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Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29. We will begin live-blogging at this link at 9:45 a.m.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Lee v. United States. Amy Howe has our preview.

Levin v. Commerce Energy, Inc.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-223 6th Cir. Mar 22, 2010
Jun 1, 2010 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2009

Holding: Under the comity doctrine, which compels federal courts to defer to state courts under certain circumstances, lawsuits alleging discriminatory state taxation must initially be brought in state courts.

Plain English Summary:

Judgment: Reversed and Remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on June 1, 2010. Justice Kennedy filed a concurring opinion. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, joined by Justice Scalia. Justice Alito filed an opinion concurring in the judgment.

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