The most recent budget in Illinois suspends increases in gas taxes until 2023 and, in an unusual move, also requires gas stations to publicize the deferment. While the law is meant to offset the effects of inflation, the requirement that retailers post a placard on each pump informing the customer of the deferment seems only to have an effect on election year politics.
In a new article at Justia Verdict, Dean Vikram Amar analyzes the federal constitutional case for and against the mandate to publicize the tax increase suspension. In his analysis, Amar notes "I think the chances of [the mandate] prevailing in a federal constitutional challenge are not zero, but they are also not great."
Read the full article at Justia Verdict.