Vanderbilt Law Review


Paul J. Hartman

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Governmental Immunity--Application to Taxpayer Who is Performing a Governmental Function. Another chapter was written in the Tennessee saga of governmental immunity and local taxation by the Tennessee Supreme Court in Roane-Anderson Co. v. Evans. That case involved Tennessee taxes levied on the exercise by a taxpayer of certain privileges. These privilege taxes were measured by the gross income which the taxpayer received as a result of its activities pursuant to a contract it had with the federal government in connection with atomic bomb production at Oak Ridge, Tennessee.