End of an Era: What Does the Departure of Justice Stevens From the U.S. Supreme Court Bode for State Tax Jurisprudence?

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On June 29, 2010, Justice John Paul Stevens retired, at the age of 90, from the U.S. Supreme Court. As the author of a dozen major opinions on state tax law—from Moorman Manufacturing v. Bairto Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, Stevens leaves a body of law that has had a profound impact on state tax policy and business practices. Throughout his tenure on the bench, his work has been characterized by a deep streak of pragmatism and a philosophy of judicial restraint. In this article, BNA looks at the Stevens' legacy and talks to various state tax experts about what the future of state tax litigation may hold in his absence.

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