The State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) files amicus curiae briefs in support of state and local governments in the U.S. Supreme Court, conducts moot courts for attorneys arguing before the Supreme Court, and provides other assistance to States and local governments in connection with Supreme Court litigation.
The flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved portion of the very same waterway does not qualify as a discharge of pollutants under the Clean Water Act. (Summary)
Whether a state statute violates the U.S. Constitution's Privileges and Immunities Clause and the dormant Commerce Clause when it requires that only state citizens have access to public records? (Summary)
Whether the Fourth Amendment allows states to collect and analyze DNA from people arrested and charged with serious crimes? (Summary)
Whether the “essential nexus” and “rough proportionality” tests apply to conditioning receipt of a land-use permit on paying money, and whether a “taking” can occur if no land-use permit is issued? (Summary)
Whether courts should defer to a federal agency’s determination that it has authority to interpret a statute? (Summary)
Whether Medicaid preempts a state statute allowing the state to recover one-third of a Medicaid recipient’s tort settlement? (Summary)
Whether National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits have to be obtained for channeled stormwater runoff from logging roads? (Summary)