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Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar

Docket No.: 13-1499
Certiorari Granted: Oct 2 2014
Argued: January 20, 2015
Decided: April 29, 2015


Due Process, Equal Protection Clause, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, privacy, retaliation

PartyNames: Lanell Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar
Petitioner: Lanell Williams-Yulee
Respondent: The Florida Bar

Court Below: Supreme Court of Florida
Citation: 138 So.3d 379
Supreme Court Docket

Lanell Williams-Yulee
The Florida Bar
Question Presented:

Whether a rule of judicial conduct that prohibits candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting campaign funds violates the First Amendment.

Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar

January 20, 2015

Listen to Oral Argument in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar
Vote: 5-4
Majority: Chief Justice Roberts, Chief Justice S, Delivered The Opinion Of The Court, Except As To Part Ii. Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan
Concurring: Breyer,Ginsburg,as to Part II
Dissenting: Scalia,Thomas,Kennedy,Alito

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Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar
Case Documents

1Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar Oral Argument Audio
2Slip Opinion in Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar (Opinion by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.)
3Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)