Cem Akleman


In American Yearbook Co. v. Askew, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida upheld several Florida laws requiring that printed materials purchased by the state be manufactured in Florida. The court held that the laws were proper under the Dormant Commerce Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and constituted a proper delegation of power by the Florida Legislature under the Florida Constitution. The opinion was later summarily affirmed by the Supreme Court and subsequently cited by the Court in opinions that set forth the market participant exception to the Dormant Commerce Clause.