Supreme Court Torn On Fla. Judicial Campaign Funding Rule
Law360, Miami (January 20, 2015, 9:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court justices split along conservative-liberal lines Tuesday as they heard oral arguments in a case brought by a Florida attorney fighting the state's ban on judicial candidates' personally soliciting for campaign funds.
Andrew Pincus of Mayer Brown LLP tried to convince the justices that Florida's rule is a content-based restriction on a judicial candidate's First Amendment speech rights that cannot pass strict scrutiny review.
Pincus' client Lanell Williams-Yulee was reprimanded and fined by the Florida Supreme Court for running afoul of bar rules by signing a fundraising letter while campaigning for a county court seat in Hillsborough County,...
Stay ahead of the curve
In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.
Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!