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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 

Coventry Health Care of Missouri v. Nevils 

The Federal Employees Health Benefits Act (FEHBA) preemption clause overrides state laws prohibiting subrogation and reimbursement and that the preemption clause is consistent with the Supremacy Clause (Summary)

Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman

A state statute prohibiting vendors from advertising a single price and a statement that credit card customers must pay more regulates speech under the First Amendment (Summary)  

Manuel v. City of Joliet 

Even after “legal process” has occurred a person may bring a Fourth Amendment claim challenging pretrial detention

Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl (cert denied)

Supreme Court refused to hear a case arguing that a Colorado law requiring remote sellers to inform Colorado purchasers annually of their purchases and send the same information to the Colorado Department of Revenue discriminates against interstate commerce (Summary)

Ivy v. Morath (dismissed as moot)

When are state and local governments responsible for ensuring that a private actor complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act? (Summary)


SLLC Briefs Recently Filed

Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates 

Must interveners to lawsuits have standing even if there is a genuine case or controversy between the existing parties? (Summary)

Packingham v. North Carolina 

Does a state statute prohibiting registered sex offenders from accessing social networking websites where they know minors can create or maintain a profile violates the First Amendment? (Summary

County of Los Angeles v. Mendez 

Can police officers be liable for injuries resulting from the use of reasonable force per the "provocation" rule? (Summary

Bank of America v. City of Miami

Do local governments have standing to sue banks under the Fair Housing Act for economic harm caused to them by discriminatory lending practices? (Summary

Murr v. Wisconsin 

Are merger provisions unconstitutional takings? (Summary)