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Polar Tankers, Inc. v. City of Valdez, Alaska

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-310 Alaska S.Ct. Apr 1, 2009
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Jun 15, 2009 7-2 Breyer OT 2008
 
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Issue: Whether a municipal tax that falls exclusively on large vessels in the city’s harbor violates the Tonnage Clause, Commerce Clause, or Due Process Clause.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on June 15, 2009.

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