Comment: Yup

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Yeah, it seems pretty clear cut to me. Quill was a 9-0 decision. Almost every piece of garbage coming from Congress incorrectly uses the "interstate commerce clause" as justification. This might be the one instance in recent memory (other than maybe CAFE standards) that was an appropriate use of the Commerce Clause. So in that sense we should all be rather happy.

You say the law causes shopping to be more expensive out of state than in-state. Another way you can look at this is that for years the government has been subsidizing certain businesses with a tax break. Frankly I'm against almost all tax breaks that favor one business over another. These businesses will have to learn to have an efficient model for doing business or go out of business.