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The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) files amicus curiae briefs in support of state and local governments in the U.S. Supreme Court, conducts moot courts for attorneys arguing before the Supreme Court, and provides other assistance to states and local governments in connection with Supreme Court litigation. 

SLLC Briefs Recently Filed

Knick v. Township of Scott 

Should Williamson County, holding takings cases must be brought in state (versus) federal court, be overturned (Summary)

Mt. Lemmon Fire District v. Guido 

Does the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) apply to state and local government employers with less than 20 employees (Summary)  

Weyerhaeuser Company v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Whether a court may review a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision not to exclude an area from a critical habitat because of the economic impact of the designation (Summary

SLLC Cases Recently Decided 

NIFLA v. Becerra 

California notice requirements for pregnancy clinics likely violate the First Amendment (Summary) 

Trump v. Hawaii

The third travel ban doesn't violate the Immigration and Nationality Act or the Establishment Clause (Summary) 

South Dakota v. Wayfair

States and local governments require retailers with no in-state physical presence to collect sales tax if they have a substantial nexus with the state (Summary)

Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach

A citizen who was arrested for making comments at a city council meeting (possibly because the City had an official policy of retaliating against him) was not barred from bringing a First Amendment retaliatory arrest claim against the City even if it had probable cause to arrest him (Summary)

Minnesota Voter Alliance v. Mansky 

Minnesota's ban on political apparel at polling places violates the First Amendment (Summary) 

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute 

Ohio’s method of removing voters from voter rolls after failing to respond to a confirmation notice and six years of inactivity did not violate the National Voter Registration Act (Summary)

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Colorado’s decisionmaking process for cake maker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple failed to give full and fair consideration to his religious objection (Summary) 

City of Hays, Kansas v. Vogt (dismissed as improvidently granted)

Is the Fifth Amendment violated when a public employee’s compelled, self-incriminating statements are used against him or her at a probable cause hearing rather than at a trial (Summary)

Murphy v. NCAA 

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which prohibits states and local governments from authorizing sports gambling, violates the Constitution’s anticommandeering doctrine (Summary)  

District of Columbia v. Wesby 

D.C. police officers had probable cause to arrest individuals for holding a raucous, late-night party in a house they did not have permission to enter (Summary)

Artis v. District of Columbia 

"Tolled" under 28 U.S.C 1367(d) means suspended or that the clock is stopped under (Summary)