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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

City of Hays, Kansas v. Vogt 

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)

South Dakota v. Wayfair (cert stage)

Should the Supreme Court overrule Quill Corp. v. North Dakota (1992) and hold that states may require out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax (Summary)

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Whether applying Colorado's public accommodations law to compel a cake artist to create a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding in conflict with his sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage violates the free speech or free exercise clauses of the First Amendment (Summary)

Christie v. NCAA

Does a federal statute that prohibits modification or repeal of state-law prohibitions on private conduct impermissibly commandeers the regulatory power of states (Summary)

Artis v. District of Columbia 

What does it mean for a statute of limitations to “toll” under 28 U.S.C 1367(d) (Summary)

Husted v. A. Philip Randloph Institute 

Whether federal law allows states to remove people from the voter rolls if the state sends them a confirmation notice after they haven’t voted for two years, they don’t respond to the notice, and then they don’t vote in the next four years (Summary)

District of Columbia v. Wesby 

When the owner of a vacant house informs police he has not authorized entry, may an officer assessing probable cause to arrest those inside for trespassing discredit the suspects' claims of an innocent mental state (Summary)

SLLC Cases Recently Decided