Levin v. Commerce Energy, Inc.

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09-223 6th Cir. Mar 22, 2010
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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.

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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