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Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar

Case Information

Date Filed: February 9, 2011
State: Florida
Issue: Campaign Finance
Courts that Heard this Case: Florida Supreme Court (Case SC11-265); United States Supreme Court (Case 13-1499)

Issue:

Whether a rule of judicial conduct that prohibits candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting campaign funds violates the First Amendment

Status:

Complaint filed 2/9/2011. Answer filed 3/7/2011. Opinion filed 5/1/2014. Petition for Writ of Cert filed 8/22/14. Reply to Petition filed 8/26/14. Petition granted 10/2/14. Petitioner's brief filed 11/17/14. Petitioner's Reply filed 1/13/14. Argued 1/20/15. Opinion issued 4/29/15.

U.S. Supreme Court Documents

Florida Supreme Court Documents

  • Complaint (filed 2/9/11)
  • Answer (filed 3/7/11)
  • Opinion pdf file (filed 5/1/14)

Commentary

Edward B. Foley

A Special Master for the Cohen Case?

Edward B. Foley

There should be a strong presumption against special treatment just because the president is involved. 

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In the News

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Columbus City Council Will See Some Reforms, But Not For Another Six Years

Professor Edward Foley was quoted in WOSU about changes to Columbus City Council that will stem from the passage of Issue 3.

 

“In a city where one political party is dominant, it makes sense to think about the citizen's commission to take it out of the hands of the politicians,” Foley said. “Because if you leave it in the hands of the politicians, it’s hard to get balance between the two parties.”


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Info & Analysis

In 5-4 Decision, U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Ohio Voter Purge Procedure

In a 5-4 opinion issued today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Ohio\'s system of purging inactive voters from the rolls. The case is Husted v. Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute.

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