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BNA Snapshot – ‘Quill’ Lifespan Uncertain After ‘Direct Marketing’ Decision 

Regarding the consumer impact, NetChoice Executive Director Steve DelBianco observed in a Feb. 25 e-mail that the Colorado law “forces businesses to reveal private information about their customers to state governments. So, the business community is naturally concerned about that.”

“This case is about tattle-tale reporting, not sales tax collection, so I’m not sure this means anything for Quill,” DelBianco said. “The Circuit Court got this case only because the Supreme Court said it was not related to sales tax.”

He added that an appellate challenge “would confront a century of Supreme Court decisions upholding the standard of physical presence and states’ rights to protect their businesses from burdens imposed by foreign states.”