The Supreme Court's denial of certiorari dictates that the Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling stands. The Department of Revenue will begin processing all claims pending resolution of this case. The state stands to be spared refunding an estimated $700 million in claims filed under the Compact election.
The remaining cases on this issue pending certiorari at the U.S. Supreme Court are the five petitions filed to appeal the Supreme Court of Michigan's ruling. Those petitions challenge the retroactive repeal of the Compact, as well as whether the Compact was a binding agreement. Challenges to the Compact are still working their way through the courts in Colorado, Oregon, and Texas.
1 See Ryan release dated November 3, 2016.
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