United States Seventh Circuit

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ALLIANT ENERGY CORP. v. BIE, 02-2618

In constitutional challenges to statutes regulating public utilities and public utility holding companies in Wisconsin, 1) an in-state incorporation provision violates the Commerce Clause, 2) a provision prohibiting transfer of licenses, permits, and franchises to foreign corporations was not shown to be unconstitutional as applied.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/29/2003
  • Published 05/29/2003

Judges

  • FLAUM, Chief Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and COFFEY and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Thomas M. Pyper (argued), Whyte, Hirschboeck & Dudek, Madison, WI, for Plaintiffs-Appellants., Kendall W. Harrison, LaFollette, Godfrey & Kahn, Madison, WI, for Amicus Curiae.

  • For Appellees:
  • James E. Doyle, Edwin J. Hughes (argued), Office of U.S. Attorney, Wisconsin Dept. of Justice, Madison, WI, for Defendants-Appellees.