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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 Cases Recently Decided

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)

SLLC Briefs Recently Filed

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch

Must employers ask about an employee/applicant's religion to avoid a failure to accommodate claim under Title VII? (Summary)

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

Comptroller v. Wynne

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