Goldberg v. Sweet

LOCATION:Hammond Police Station

DOCKET NO.: 87-826
DECIDED BY: Rehnquist Court (1988-1990)
LOWER COURT: Supreme Court of Illinois

CITATION: 488 US 252 (1989)
ARGUED: Oct 12, 1988
DECIDED: Jan 10, 1989

Mr. Andrew L. Frey – on behalf of the Appellees
Walter A. Smith, Jr. – on behalf of the Appellants

Facts of the case


Media for Goldberg v. Sweet

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument – October 12, 1988 in Goldberg v. Sweet

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement – January 10, 1989 in Goldberg v. Sweet

Thurgood Marshall:

The other case, Goldberg versus Sweet, No. 87-1101, is appealed from the Supreme Court of Illinois.

This case, we hold that the Illinois Telecommunications Excise Tax does not violate the Dormant Commerce Clause and challenge tax on interstate telecommunications is falsely apportioned.

It does not discriminate against interstate commerce.

It is fairly related to services and benefits produced by the State of Illinois.

The judgment of the Supreme Court of Illinois is, thereby, affirmed.

Justice Stevens and Justice O?Connor have each filed separate concurring opinions, and Justice Scalia has filed an opinion concurring in the judgment.