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Fitzgerald v. Racing Association of Central Iowa

Docket No.: 02-695
Certiorari Granted: Jan 17 2003
Argued: April 29, 2003
Decided: June 9, 2003

Topics:

Equal Protection, Economic Activity, Article I, Commerce Clause, Dormant Commerce Clause, Equal Protection Clause, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, antitrust, judicial review, sex discrimination

PartyNames: Michael Fitzgerald, Treasurer of Iowa v. Racing Association of Central Iowa, et al.
Petitioner: Michael Fitzgerald, Treasurer of Iowa
Respondent: Racing Association of Central Iowa, et al.

Court Below: Supreme Court of Iowa
Citation: Supreme Court of Iowa, 648 N.W.2d 555. QUESTION PRESENTED FOR REVIEW Can the State of Iowa tax the revenue from slot machines at parimutuel racetracksand the revenue from all casino games on riverboats, including slot machines, at different rates without violating the Equal Protection Clause? CERT. GRANTED: 1/17/03 Expedited briefing schedule.
Supreme Court Docket

Michael Fitzgerald, Treasurer of Iowa
v.
Racing Association of Central Iowa, et al.
539 U.S. 103 (2003)
Question:

Do different tax rates levied against racetrack and casino gambling violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause?

Fitzgerald v. Racing Association of Central Iowa
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 29, 2003

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Fitzgerald, 0 vote(s) against

Fitzgerald v. Racing Association of Central Iowa
Case Documents

1Opinion in Fitzgerald v. Racing Association of Central Iowa
2Opinion in Fitzgerald v. Racing Association of Central Iowa
Additional documents for this case are pending review.