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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

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) 

Trump v. Hawaii

May lower federal courts issue injunctions benefiting non-parties (Summary) 

South Dakota v. Wayfair

May states and local governments require retailers with no in-state physical presence to collect sales tax (Summary)  

NIFLA v. Becerra 

Do laws requiring licensed pregnancy-related clinics to make particular disclosures violate the First Amendment (Summary) 

Minnesota Voter Alliance v. Mansky 

May political apparel be banned at polling places (Summary)  

Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach

Is an arrestee barred from bringing a First Amendment retaliatory arrest claim if probable cause existed to make the arrest (Summary)

Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District v. SolarCity (settled)

May a district court's denial of state-action immunity by immediately appealed? (Summary)

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)

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)


SLLC Cases Recently Decided 

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)