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Hylton v. United States
United States Supreme Court
3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 171 (1796)
Congress passed a law taxing carriages. The tax was not apportioned among states according to their populations. Hylton (plaintiff) sued the United States government (defendant), challenging the law as void in violation of Congress’s taxing power because the tax was not apportioned. The circuit court upheld the carriage tax as an indirect tax that did not need to be apportioned. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Chase, J.)
Concurrence (Iredell, J.)
Concurrence (Paterson, J.)
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