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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

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

Federal Court Finds Partisan Gerrymandering in North Carolina

On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, a divided three-judge court in the Middle District of North Carolina found a Congressional redistricting plan to be an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The case is Common Cause v. Rucho.

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