#35: COMSAT v. Franchise Tax Board

In the 1970s, telecommunications satellites being owned and operated entirely by private companies was still a relatively new phenomenon. The Communications Satellite Company argued that since it’s satellites were never in, or above California, they should not be subject to the state’s tax laws.

 

Show Notes

Communications Satellite Corp v. Franchise Tax Board
Commerce Clause
The European Space Agency’s list of Notable Space Law Cases

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