Guy behind tree files lawsuit

Give this guy credit for creativity, anyway: Michigan resident Michael Devine has filed suit against the hotel tax that’s funding the Arizona Cardinals‘ new stadium, charging that it’s an illegal restraint of interstate commerce. Devine, who visited Arizona two years ago, also says that a car rental tax being used for stadium funding violates the state constitution, which requires “levies on the registration on the registration, operation or use of vehicles” to be used for highway and road projects. Devine’s lawyer, Gregory Hanley, previously challenged a $1.50-a-ticket service fee the Detroit Lions continued charging to fans even after the city of Pontiac stopped collecting it. (He lost.)

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