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For immediate release - Tuesday, April 29, 2003.

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Comment of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller
on the U.S. Supreme Court Argument
in the RACI case
Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Comment of Attorney General Miller: 

Today I argued that when there is no fundamental right or suspect category involved, the legislature properly has its broadest authority to act as a fundamental part of the democratic process. This is especially true in economic regulation matters generally, and in tax cases in particular. The reasons for the differing tax rates are comfortably within the zone allowed by the Court's prior decisions.

I believe our argument went well and I hope it will be well-received by the Supreme Court. We will know before the Court recesses in June for the summer.

This was a great experience for me personally. It is almost every lawyer's dream some day to argue before the United States Supreme Court - and I am extraordinarily grateful to the people of Iowa for giving me this very special opportunity.

[End of Statement.]

Click here for link to prior statements and briefs in the RACI matter.

Click here for photos related to the Supreme Court argument April 29, 2003.

Click here for transcript of the Supreme Court argument April 29, 2003.

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