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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

Steven F. Huefner

The Perils of Voting by Mail

Steven F. Huefner

Anecdotal evidence of fraudulent absentee ballot harvesting in North Carolina in last month's midterm election already demonstrates the need for greater vigilance in how states conduct voting by mail, whether or not North Carolina ultimately must rerun the election for its 9th Congressional District.

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In the News

Daniel P. Tokaji

This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

Professor Dan Tokaji was quoted in USA Today about the prevalence of missing election ballots.

 

"Most of the time, it just goes unreported because it doesn't affect the result," Tokaji said. 


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Info & Analysis

U.S. District Judge Orders that Individuals Flagged by Georgia Database Can Vote in Midterms

Ruling on the plaintiffs\' emergency motion, a U.S. District Judge ordered that individuals flagged for potential citizenship issues by a Georgia database can still vote in the midterms. The judge\'s order set forth specific ways these indivduals can vote. The case is Georgia Coalition for the People\'s Agenda v. Kemp.

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