State officials vowed to continue their fight to force interstate mailorder companies to collect use taxes despite a major setback last week before the Supreme Court.

Ruling in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, the Supreme Court said states cannot make interstate catalog retailers collect sales taxes unless the firms have a substantial nexus, or connection, with the taxing state. But the court said Congress has ultimate authority to deal with the issue, because the Constitution gives it power to regulate interstate commerce.

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