You've Been Out-Carned!

Judge Rosenbaum has really laid down the gauntlet:
Benjamin Franklin said, “[I]n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”1 He was almost right. As this case illustrates, even taxes are not certain when it comes to matters affecting Indian tribes. In this appeal, we consider whether Florida’s Rental Tax and Florida’s Utility Tax, as applied to matters occurring on Seminole Tribe lands, violate the tenets of federal Indian law. For the reasons that follow, we find that the Utility Tax as it involves activities on Tribe land does not, but the Rental Tax does.
Well done, Judge!


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