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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

Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt

Must states must extend the same immunities that apply to them to foreign state and local governments sued in their state courts? (Summary

Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Does ERISA preempt a Vermont statute requiring health insurance companies to report claims data to the state? (Summary

SLLC Cases Recently Decided

Kingsley v. Hendrickson

The objectively unreasonable standard applies to pretrial detainee excessive force claims (Summary

City of Los Angeles v. Patel 

Hotel registry ordinances that allow police inspections without precompliance judicial review violate the Fourth Amendment; Fourth Amendment facial challenges are possible (Summary

Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona

Treating temporary directional, political, and ideological signs differently is a content-based regulation subject to strict scrutiny (Summary

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch

To bring a religious accommodation claim an applicant/employee need only show that the need for a religious accommodation was a motivating factor in an employment decision (Summary)

Comptroller v. Wynne

Maryland's failure to offer residents a full credit against income taxes paid to other states is unconstitutional. (Summary)

City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan

Police granted qualfied immunity for reentering the room of armed, violent, mentally ill person. (Summary)

Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association 

Federal agency do not have to engage in notice-and-comment rulemaking before changing an interpretive rule. (Summary)

Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation

Railroads can be compared to their competitors when determining whether a tax is discriminatory in violation of the 4-R Act. Different taxes paid by railroads and their competitors must be compared with determining whether a tax railroads pay is discriminatory. (Summary)

Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl 

The Tax Injunction Act does not bar a federal court from deciding whether a state law that attempts to increase use tax collection on purchases from remote vendors is unconstitutional. (Summary)

North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC 

When the majority of state board members are market participants, the board must be "actively supervised” to be exempt from federal antitrust law. (Summary)

T-Mobile South v. City of Roswell

Local governments must provide reasons contemporaneously to denying a cell phone tower construction application.  (Summary)

Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk

Time spent in security screenings is not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  (Summary)