As Expected, SD Supreme Court Strikes Down State Law

Sep 14, 2017

The South Dakota Supreme Court has issued an opinion that both parties knew was inevitable. Justices have ruled that a state law requiring out-of-state vendors to collect sales taxes from their South Dakota customers is unconstitutional.

Chief Justice David Gilbertson
Credit SD Unified Judicial System

As SDPB reported in late August, state authorities knew the bill was unconstitutional but passed it into law anyway and then tried to enforce it.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has the latest development on this ongoing story.

For past coverage, click on stories below. The first one includes audio of SD Supreme Court oral arguments held Aug. 29.