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Thursday, May 01, 2003
No. 02-182 Georgia v. Ashcroft


Georgia whines that its voting plan was struck down and shouldn’t have been. AFFIRM


No. 02-695 Fitzgerald v. Racing Assoc. of Central Iowa


I had a temptation to say “Cententral Iowa” rather than Central Iowa (see below). In this case, race tracks complained that they are taxed at a higher rate than “riverboat” casinos.


No, you read it right the first time.


Even better, the Iowa Supreme Court agreed. The court found that there was no rational relationship between the State’s asserted interest in helping riverboat towns…oh who are they kidding? The Court is highly unlikely to apply the Fourteenth Amendment to find that disparate taxing of gambling is unconstitutional. REVERSE