Barclays Bank PLC v. Franchise Tax Board

In Barclays Bank PLC v. Franchise Tax Board, 512 U.S. 298 (1994), the Court upheld California's corporate tax system against Commerce Clause and due process challenges to its worldwide combined reporting requirement. Petitioner Barclays had argued that the system burdened foreign-based multinationals; Barclays had also argued that the law impeded the federal government's ability to "speak with one voice when regulating commercial relations with foreign governments." Id. at 302-03.