Constitutional Litigation

Sorrell v. IMS Health, Inc.
Ms. Asay represented Vermont in this First Amendment challenge to a state law restricting pharmaceutical datamining. She argued the case at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011. (Petitioner’s Brief)

Howe v. Burwell
Ms. Asay defended state officials and agencies sued by a plaintiff who objected, on religious grounds, to purchasing health care insurance on the state exchange that provided coverage for abortion. The federal district court dismissed all claims against the state defendants.

Barrett v. Volz
Ms. Asay represented the Vermont Public Service Board in an important case addressing the scope of the public’s right of access to administrative hearings.

Cranley v. National Life
In this Second Circuit appeal, Ms. Asay successfully defended, against constitutional challenges, a state statute that provided for the conversion of an insurance company from a mutual company to a stock company.

State v. Medina
Ms. Asay represented Vermont in a state constitutional challenge to a statute extending mandatory collection of DNA samples from persons charged with, but not yet convicted of, felony offenses.

Perry v. McDonald
Ms. Asay successfully defended Vermont officials against a First Amendment challenge to the regulation of vanity license plates.

Lewis v. Searles
Ms. Asay successfully defended a First Amendment challenge to a state law restricting the placement of signs, including political signs, in highway right-of-ways. (Opinion)