Wayfair: Collecting Online Sales Taxes – Will Congress Weigh in?

The Supreme Court recently issued a momentous decision in Wayfair v South Dakota. In overturning a 26-year precedent, SCOTUS has opened the floodgates for states to impose sales tax on online purchases. While critics of the decision claim it will cripple small online businesses, supporters argue that it will allow states to recoup taxes already owed to them and allow traditional retailers to compete fairly with e-commerce companies.

Join us on Monday July 9 as we assemble an expert panel to discuss SCOTUS’s decision and the future of US commerce.

This briefing is part of our SCOTUS Tech series.



Hillary Brill – Practitioner-in-Residence, Washington College of Law’s Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic


George Isaacson – Senior Partner, Brann & Isaacson

Jennifer Platt – Vice President, Federal Operations, International Council of Shopping Centers

Mike Dabbs – Senior Director, Americas Government Relations, Ebay

Amanda Kellar – Director of Legal Advocacy, International Municipal Lawyers Association



Like the U.S. Congress, the Supreme Court is struggling to reckon with rapidly emerging Internet technologies in its decision-making. Applying centuries of caselaw to massively disrupting technologies is increasingly becoming a challenge for the highest court and its appellate courts.

SCOTUS Tech is a new series of panel discussions co-hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Academy and the State of the Net Series. SCOTUS Tech will bring together experts over a series of events to explore how the Supreme Court and appellate courts grapple with technology in the Internet age.