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IMLA Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief
We are pleased to announce that IMLA filed a Supreme Court amicus brief yesterday, written in full by IMLA’s legal team. The case is captioned Maryland State Comptroller of the Treasury v. Brian Wynne, et ux. (No. 13-485). Our brief supports the Maryland State Comptroller’s petition for certiorari in a case which challenges the Maryland income tax structure and pits the sovereign power of a state against the amorphous, ambiguous and inexact dormant Commerce Clause.
We believe the decision below, in which the Maryland Court of Appeals upholds the taxpayer’s challenge, violates basic principles of federalism and is inconsistent with the State’s sovereign powers to tax its residents. We argue that the dormant Commerce Clause does not mandate (or authorize) the courts to rewrite Maryland’s state and county income tax statutes. Our brief was joined by the United States Conference of Mayors, the National Association of Counties, the International City/County Management Association and the Maryland Association of Counties.
This is the first time in a significant period that IMLA has had the internal legal staff to take on such a task. We are pleased to have been of service and look forward to other opportunities to assist our members as an amicus.
MLA recently filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the matter of McBurney v. Young (No.12-17).
The issue before the court is whether a state statute violates the U.S. Constitution's Privileges and Immunities Clause and the dormant Commerce Clause when it requires that only citizens have access to public records.
Pursuant to the IMLA By-Laws (amended October 21, 2009) IMLA is announcing the 2013 Nominating Committee for Vacant Positions on the IMLA Board of Directors and the nominations for the IMLA Regional Vice Presidents.
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