Sonoco Products Co. v. Michigan Department of Treasury

Petition for certiorari denied on May 22, 2017
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Issues: (1) Whether the Multistate Tax Compact has the status of a contract that binds its signatory states and requires them to allow taxpayers to elect to use the compact's equally weighted apportionment formula until the state prospectively withdraws from the compact; (2) whether Michigan's retroactive repeal of, and withdrawal from, the compact violated the contracts clause; (3) whether Michigan's retroactive repeal of, and withdrawal from, the compact violated the due process clause; and (4) whether Michigan's retroactive repeal of, and withdrawal from, the compact violated the commerce clause.

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 9 2016Application (16A250) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 22, 2016 to November 21, 2016, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Sep 9 2016Application (16A250) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until November 21, 2016.
Nov 21 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 23, 2016)
Dec 21 2016Waiver of right of respondent Michigan Department of Treasury to respond filed.
Dec 22 2016Brief amicus curiae of Tax Executives Institute, Inc filed. VIDED.
Dec 22 2016Brief amicus curiae of The American College of Tax Counsel filed. VIDED.
Dec 23 2016Brief amici curiae of The National Association of Manufacturers, et al. filed. VIDED.
Dec 23 2016Brief amicus curiae of Council on State Taxation filed. VIDED.
Jan 3 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 19, 2017.
Jan 10 2017Response Requested . (Due February 9, 2017)
Feb 1 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 13, 2017.
Mar 13 2017Brief of respondent Michigan Department of Treasury in opposition filed. VIDED.
Mar 28 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 13, 2017.
Apr 3 2017Reply of petitioners Sonoco Products Company, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 17 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 21, 2017.
Apr 24 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 28, 2017.
May 8 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 11, 2017.
May 15 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 18, 2017.
May 22 2017Petition DENIED. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.

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