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.
A public employer violates the First Amendment when it acts on a mistaken belief that an employee engaged in First Amendment protected political activity (Summary)
A state court apply a damages cap, which applies to the state, to foreign states and local governments sued in its court (Summary)
Maryland’s program which guarantees a power plant generator a contractual rate rather than the “clearing price” wholesale rate set at a federally-approved capacity auction is preempted by the Federal Power Act (Summary)
The Sixth Amendment right to counsel includes allowing a criminal defendant to use untainted substitute assets to hire an attorney (Summary)
ERISA preempt a Vermont statute requiring health insurance companies to report claims data to the state (Summary)
Are state implied consent statutes criminalizing a person’s refusal to take a warrantless chemical blood alcohol test upon suspicion of drunk driving constitutional? (Summary)
May a court review an Army Corp of Engineers “jurisdictional determination” that property contains “waters of the United States”? (Summary)