A thicket of state laws imposing sales taxes on electronic commerce is creating pressure for federal intervention to end the squabbles between states and online merchants, a lawyer monitoring the issue said.
Carol Anne Bond tried to poison her husband’s girlfriend. Nothing wrong with that, right? Or at least nothing wrong as a matter of federal law, which ordinarily doesn’t concern itself with private assaults that take place in a single state.
Amazon.com Inc., the world’s biggest online retailer, and discount Internet seller Overstock.com Inc. lost a challenge to New York’s Internet sales tax law as the state’s highest court rejected their arguments that it was unconstitutional.