The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit directed a lower federal court Wednesday to consider the merits of a challenge to Maryland’s first-in-the-nation digital advertising tax on First Amendment grounds, while agreeing that three other challenges should be dismissed. It’s a law that attorneys for Big Tech have contended unfairly targets companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon. The legal case is being closely watched by other states that have also weighed a similar tax for online ads.
Panel of federal judges says a First Amendment challenge to Maryland’s digital ad tax should be considered
January 11, 2024