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MIAMI (CBSMiami/NSF) —  Florida Supreme Court justices may take up an appeal  by the Department of Revenue on a state law that imposes higher taxes on satellite-television companies than on their cable-TV competitors.

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The department filed the appeal last week, seeking to overturn a ruling last month by the 1st District Court of Appeal, which also ordered that a circuit court determine how much money should be refunded to satellite-TV companies.

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The case focuses on the state communications-services tax being set at 6.65 percent for cable TV and 10.8 percent for satellite service.

The appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, found that the tax is discriminatory and violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

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(The News Service of Florida contributed to this report.)