There is no way to know for sure why Justice Kennedy wrote a concurring opinion in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl stating that the “legal system should find an appropriate case for this Court to reexamine Quill.” But even if you don’t read the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC) amicus brief’s criticism of Quill and merely scan its table of authorities, you will notice that two of the three non-case related citations in Justice Kennedy’s opinion come from the SLLC’s brief. Continue reading
Monday Morning Review: Local Governments in the Federal Appellate Courts
Here are last week’s published decisions involving local governments:
- Sherman v. Town of Chester, No. 13-1503 (May 16, 2014) (ruling that takings claim against the Town was ripe because seeking a final decision from the Town would be futile and because Town had removed case to federal court).
- Morales v. City of New York, No. 13-2126 (May 16, 2014) (affirming dismissal of complaint against City alleging malicious prosecution, abuse of process, deprivation of right to fair trial, and deprivation of constitutional rights on account of race and color).
- Disabled in Action v. Bd. of Elections in the City of New York, No. 12-4412 (May 14, 2014) (affirming that City Board of Elections violated Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the ADA by failing to provide people with mobility or vision disabilities with meaningful access to voting program).