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Polar Tankers, Inc. v. Valdez
No. 08-310

Title:

    Polar Tankers, Inc. v. Valdez

Subject:

    Constitutional Law, Commerce Clause, Tonnage Clause, Due Process Clause

Question:

    1. Whether a municipal personal property tax that falls exclusively on large vessels
    using the municipality’s harbor violates the Tonnage Clause of the Constitution, art.
    I, § 10, cl. 3.

    2. Whether a municipal personal property tax that is apportioned to reach the value
    of property with an out-of-State domicile for periods when the property is on the
    high seas or otherwise outside the taxing jurisdiction of any State violates the
    Commerce and Due Process Clauses of the Constitution.

Decisions:

  • Supreme Court of Alaska, Opinion Filed: April 25, 2008

Resources:

  • Docket Sheet from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Briefs:

    Coming Soon
Counsel of Record

For Petitioner:

Andrew L. Frey
Mayer, Brown LLP
New York, NY

For Respondent:

Theodore B. Olson
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Washington, DC



 

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