Truckers Ask Federal Appeals Court to Rehear its Decision that the Constitution Does Not Limit the Amount of Highway Tolls a State Can Impose on Interstate Commerce

  On March 9, 2021, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling that the Constitution does not limit the amount of highway tolls a state can impose on trucks operating in interstate commerce. The opinion in case no. 20-1445, authored by Circuit Judge […]

Judge Gives the Green Light to Constitutional Challenge to Rhode Island’s Truck-Tolling Scheme

Earlier this month, a federal judge allowed a legal challenge to Rhode Island’s exorbitant truck-only tolls to proceed.  The court rejected Rhode Island officials’ latest arguments that their discriminatory toll scheme is immune from a constitutional challenge—the same defense that Pennsylvania officials relied upon in defending its excessive Turnpike tolls last year.  This decision and […]