The years-long legal fight over Texas' political maps is expected to go before the U.S. Supreme Court for oral argument this spring, creating the possibility that some of the state's congressional and state House districts might be scrambled before the November elections. Its legislature imposed a sales tax on online retailers who sell to customers in the state, knowing that the state would be struck down unless the Supreme Court changed its mind. That court affirmed a lower court order requiring the state to fix or replace hundreds of culverts, large pipes that allow streams to pass beneath roads but can block migrating salmon if they become clogged or if they're too steep to navigate.
"The Court's decision to grant South Dakota's petition is an important signal for retailers that invest in storefronts and jobs in local communities", said RILA General Counsel and Retail Litigation Center President Deborah White. The Government Accountability Office estimates that, had they been allowed, states and local governments could have collected as much as $13 billion in additional taxes on online sales.
Rep. Kristi Noem, R-South Dakota, is also a sponsor of a measure meant to clear a path for simple online taxation.
The effect on the races will depend on what the Supreme Court decides.
"A case questionable even when decided, Quill now harms states to a degree far greater than could have been anticipated earlier", Kennedy wrote.
Under previous Supreme Court rulings, when internet retailers don't have a physical presence in a state, they can't be forced to collect sales tax on sales into that state.
The court will likely hear South Dakota's dispute sometime during the current term which ends in June.
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South Dakota passed a law two years ago with the intention of overturning the ruling by demanding retailers with more than $100,000 in annual sales pay a 4.5 percent tax on all sales.
South Dakota has no state income tax and relies heavily on sales taxes to fill state coffers.
State Attorney General Marty Jackley says that "Main Street" South Dakota and $50 million are at stake in the big case he will soon argue before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court's decision to weigh the state's appeal will further delay any redrawing efforts even after nearly seven years of litigation between state attorneys and voting and minority rights groups that challenged the maps. Those maps are now in use, but opponents added them to the legal challenge because they say the discriminatory issues carried over from the original maps.
They said that the number of taxing jurisdictions in the United States is estimated at between 10,000 and 16,000. "Moreover, the integration of tax collection software is extraordinarily expensive". Meanwhile, smaller online retailers, who don't have vast networks of stores, don't have to collect the tax where they don't have a physical presence. "We are hopeful it will lead to a positive outcome that reflects the realities of 21st century commerce", the trade group's president, Matthew Shay, said in a statement.
Wayfair, Overstock and Newegg said the court should reject the appeal and leave it to Congress to set the rules for online taxes.
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This marks the first time that a federal court has overturned congressional district maps because of partisan gerrymandering. House, Republicans have dominated, winning 13 of the state's 18 seats in each of the last three elections.
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