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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

Of X-Rays, CT Scans, and Gerrymanders

Edward B. Foley

Progress in the detection of malignant redistricting.

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In the News

Edward B. Foley

Ranked-choice voting: A better way or chaos?

Professor Edward Foley’s book, “Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States” was quoted in The Ellsworth American, in an article about ranked-choice voting in Maine.

Plurality language was added to Maine’s Constitution in 1880 after none of the candidates for governor in the election of 1879 received a majority vote.

“After this ordeal, the state eliminated the requirement that a gubernatorial candidate win a majority in order to win the office outright; instead, a plurality would suffice,” Foley writes.
 

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Info & Analysis

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Texas\' Request for Stay in Redistricting Case

In two 5-4 votes, the U.S. Supreme Court granted stays in a Texas redistricting case involving Congressional and state house questions, putting on hold the district court\'s orders for the Texas legislature to redraw certain district lines. The stays will be in place until the Supreme Court rules on Texas\' appeal, likely next year. The case is Perez v. Abbott.

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