Thoughtful and well-written, as is characteristic of Jonathan's work.
The Fourth Circuit addressed dead-on the compact-clause implications of the tobacco settlement in Star Scientific, Inc. v. Beales, 278 F.3d 339, 360 (4th Cir. 2002). The court thought Multistate Tax Comm'n was so controlling that it dealt with the issue in just one page. (Star Scientific, a "Subsequent Participating Manufacturer" subject to the escrow requirements, lost.)