Lawyer: Satellite providers don’t seek tax refund

Question of the Day

Is it still considered bad form to talk politics during a social gathering?

View results

“Both of these companies are huge, interstate businesses that transmit signals across state lines, they use both in-state and out-of-state equipment and employees in their service, neither is local to Ohio, and each has significant presence both within and without Ohio,” he said.

Pratt said founding fathers Alexander Hamilton and James Madison didn’t intend the commerce clause to apply in such cases.

“The purpose behind the Interstate Commerce Clause was to prevent trade wars between the states, not to attack or in any way control the competition between individual businesses,” Pratt argued.

____

Online:

Ohio Supreme Court: http://www.sconet.state.oh.us

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
TWT Video Picks