Petition of the day
Today's petition of the day is:
Consolidation Coal Co. v. United States
Note: Goldstein, Howe & Russell represents the petitioners in this case, which is listed without regard for the likelihood that it will be granted.
Issue(s): Whether, when applied to coal that is eventually exported, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977's Abandoned Mine Land fee - which by regulation is not assessed and collected until the time of first sale, transfer, or use of the coal - violates Article I, Â§ 9, Clause 5 of the Constitution, which provides that "[n]o Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.â€
Certiorari stage documents:
Recommended Citation: Conor McEvily, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (May. 17, 2011, 11:15 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/05/petition-of-the-day-116/