LEATHERS, COMMISSIONER OF REVENUES OF ARKANSAS
MEDLOCK ET AL.
Supreme Court of the United States.https://leagle.com/images/logo.png
Argued January 9, 1991.
Decided April 16, 1991.
Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
William E. Keadle argued the cause for petitioner in No. 90-29 and respondents in No. 90-38. With him on the briefs was Larry D. Vaught.
Eugene G. Sayre argued the cause and filed briefs for petitioners in No. 90-38 and respondents in No. 90-29.†
Supreme Court of the United States.
JUSTICE O'CONNOR delivered the opinion of the Court.
These consolidated cases require us to consider the constitutionality of a state sales tax that excludes or exempts certain segments of the media but not others.
Arkansas' Gross Receipts Act imposes a 4% tax on receipts from the sale of all tangible personal property and specified services. Ark. Code Ann. §§ 26-52-301, 26-52-302 (1987 and Supp. 1989). The Act exempts from the tax certain...
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