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CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Georgia State Board of Equalization

Docket No.: 06-1287
Certiorari Granted: May 29 2007
Argued: November 5, 2007
Decided: December 4, 2007

Topics:

Railroad Revitalization and Re, Takings Clause

PartyNames: CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. v. GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION ET AL.
Petitioner: CSX Transportation, Inc.
Respondent: Georgia State Board of Equalization, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

CSX Transportation, Inc.
v.
Georgia State Board of Equalization, et al.
552 U.S. 9 (2007)
Question Presented:

Whether, under the federal statute prohibiting state tax discrimination against railroads, 49 U.S.C. ยง 11501(b)(1), a federal district court determining the "true market value" of railroad property must accept the valuation method chosen by the State.

Question:

Does the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 require a federal district court determining the "true market value" of railroad property to accept the valuation method chosen by the State?

Holding: judgment reversed
Vote: 9-0
Read CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC. V. GEORGIA STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION opinion (PDF)
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