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Polar Tankers, Inc. v. Valdez, 08-310

In a Tonnage Clause challenge to an Alaska ordinance imposing a personal property tax on large oil tankers, judgment for Defendant is reversed, where the ordinance was unconstitutional because it was designed to impose "a charge for the privilege of entering, trading in, or lying in a port.-"

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/15/2009
  • Published 06/15/2009



  • United States Supreme Court