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Brown v. Legal Foundation of Washington

Docket No.: 01-1325
Certiorari Granted: Jun 10 2002
Argued: December 9, 2002
Decided: March 26, 2003

Topics:

Takings Clause, Due Process, Takings Clause, Article I, Due Process, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Internal Revenue Code, Takings Clause, equitable relief, immigration, judicial review, property rights, search and seizure, stare decisis

PartyNames: Allen D. Brown and Greg Hayes v. Legal Foundation of Washington, et al.
Petitioner: Allen D. Brown and Greg Hayes
Respondent: Legal Foundation of Washington, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: CA 9, 271 F.3d 835. QUESTIONS PRESENTED In Phillips v. Washington Legal Found . , 524 U .S. 156 (1998), the Court held that the interest on clients' funds held in so-called IOLTA accounts ("Interest onLawyers' Trust Accounts") was the property of the clients.
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Allen D. Brown and Greg Hayes
v.
Legal Foundation of Washington, et al.
538 U.S. 216 (2003)
Question:

Does the use of interest on lawyers' trust accounts to pay for legal services provided to the needy constitute a state taking in violation of the Just Compensation Clause of the Fifth Amendment?

Brown v. Legal Foundation of Washington
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 9, 2002

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Legal Foundation of Washington, 4 vote(s) against

Brown v. Legal Foundation of Washington
Case Documents

1Opinion in Brown v. Legal Foundation of Washington
2Opinion in Brown v. Legal Foundation of Washington
Additional documents for this case are pending review.