Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Levin v. Commerce Energy, Inc.

560 U.S. 413 (2010)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 32,400+ case briefs...

Levin v. Commerce Energy, Inc.

United States Supreme Court

560 U.S. 413 (2010)

Facts

In Ohio, natural-gas customers could purchase gas from a local distribution company (LDC) or an independent marketer (IM). In either case, an LDC’s pipelines were used to transport and deliver the gas to the customer. Ohio offered three tax exemptions to LDCs that were not available to IMs. Commerce Energy, Inc. (Commerce) (plaintiff), was an IM in Ohio. Commerce sued Richard Levin (defendant), Ohio’s tax commissioner, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, alleging discriminatory taxation in violation of the Commerce Clause and the Equal Protection Clause. The federal Tax Injunction Act (TIA) prohibited federal courts from decreasing state revenues. The district court granted Levin’s motion to dismiss based on the comity doctrine. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Ginsburg, J.)

Concurrence (Alito, J.)

Concurrence (Thomas, J.)

Concurrence (Kennedy, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 587,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 587,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 32,400 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 587,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 32,400 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership