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.
- Decided 05/29/2003
- Published 05/29/2003
- FLAUM, Chief Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and COFFEY and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- 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.