I find this all to be a tad confusing as Article 1: Section 9 says that Congress can’t tax articles exported from any state, and Section 10 says that states can’t turn a profit (so to speak) on taxes laid on imports/exports, and that any such taxes need explicit Congressional approval.
Yet SCOTUS can grant approval in Congress’ stead?
As I was taught, the Commerce Clause was written up because the pre-Constitution states stymied commerce by concocting a byzantine tax code for interstate trade. This sales tax scheme seems to me like we’re unlearning a lesson that the Founding Fathers had to learn the hard way?
…in my state, sales tax was supposed to have been repealed decades before I was born. If only the pols had kept their word (), I could’ve been in a state that doesn’t have a financial stake in this court decision.