Supreme Court Mid-Term Review webinar--March 5

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T-Mobile v. City of Roswell webinar--February 13

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National Law Journal Article about the SLLC

Center Advocates for State and Local Governments discusses the SLLC’s mission, history, current amicus activity

SLLC September 2014 Newsletter

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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 and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan

Must police provide an ADA reasonable accommodation to a armed, violent, mentally ill suspect? (Summary)

City of Los Angeles v. Patel 

Are Fourth Amendment facial challenges possible? Do hotel registry ordinances that allow warrantless police inspections without expressly providing pre-compliance judicial review violate the Fourth Amendment? (Summary)

Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona

Whether local governments may regulate temporary directional signs differently than other temporary signs (Summary

Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl 

Whether a federal court is barred from hearing a case challenging Colorado’s efforts to collect sales tax on purchases from remote vendors (Summary

Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association 

Must a federal agency engage in notice-and-comment before significantly changing an interpretive rule? (Summary)

Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation

What is the proper comparison class under 4-R, and should a court look at a tax scheme as a whole to determine if railroads are being discriminated against?  (Summary)

Comptroller v. Wynne

Whether the U.S. Constitution requires states to give a credit for taxes paid on income earned out-of-state. (Summary)

North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC 

Do state boards with members who are market participants elected by their peers have to be “actively supervised” to be exempt from federal antitrust law. (Summary)

SLLC Cases Recently Decided

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)