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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

District Judge Rules in Favor of State in Ohio Voter Registration Case

Ruling on forms used by the state of Ohio to remove inactive voters from the voter rolls, U.S. District Judge George Smith found one minor violation of the National Voter Registration Act, but otherwise ruled that the forms did not violate federal law. The case is Ohio A. Philip Randolph Institute v. Husted.

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