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Litigants’ Standing on Uneasy Footing Following TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez

 

 

NICOLE PORZENHEIM—On June 25, 2021, a divided Supreme Court issued its opinion in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez. The highly anticipated decision addressed whether the plaintiffs had Article III standing to pursue class action claims. At first glance, the Court’s answer appeared simple—no concrete harm, no standing. But, the consequences for class action litigants are far […]

 

 

Can Miami 21’s Community Vision Be Saved?

 

 

OLIVIA JOHNSON—On September 20, 2021, the Miami 21 Ad Hoc Task Force adjourned for the final time with a completed Miami 21 Report ready to send to City Commissioners and the Mayor for review on October 28th. The City asked the Task Force, steeped in controversy from its inception, to review the Miami 21 Code […]

 

 

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Can Miami 21’s Community Vision Be Saved?

 

 

OLIVIA JOHNSON—On September 20, 2021, the Miami 21 Ad Hoc Task Force adjourned for the final time with a completed Miami 21 Report ready to send to City Commissioners and the Mayor for review on October 28th. The City asked the Task Force, steeped in controversy from its inception, to review the Miami 21 Code […]

 

 

Federal Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate: A Constitutional Issue or Proper Exercise of Emergency Powers?

 

 

ALLY CHAMBERLIN—Earlier this month, President Joe Biden announced new Covid-19 policies regarding vaccinations. The President’s “action plan” consists of the following key components: an executive order mandating vaccinations for all federal employees; vaccine requirements for all healthcare workers employed at facilities receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding; and a requirement that all private employers with 100 […]

 

 

Ford v. Montana: Steering Personal Jurisdiction Away from a “Causation-Only” Approach

 

 

JOSH SCHULSTER—The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court was one of the most anticipated in recent memory. In assessing whether the plaintiff’s causes of action arose out of or related to Ford’s contacts with the forum states (Montana and Minnesota), the Court’s majority opinion held that Ford’s […]

 

 

Should Private Entities Join the Fight Against Child Exploitation and Trafficking?

 

 

LAUREN O’NEIL—After announcing the use of new child safety features that would detect Child Sexual Abuse Material (“CSAM”) on Apple devices, the world’s largest technology company by revenue faced significant backlash over user privacy. Apple planned to use the new technology to aid the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (“NCMEC”) and law enforcement […]

 

 

Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid: The Challenges of Regulating Rapidly Changing Technology

 

 

HANNA BURT—The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid highlighted the growing gap between law and technology and revealed how the Court’s narrow interpretation of regulatory statutes can exacerbate this divide. The rapid advancement of technology contrasts sharply with the slow evolution of law. As a result, it is estimated that law is […]

 

 

In with the New, But Out with the Old?

 

 

MICHELLE ADAMS—The recent rise in popularity of digital art, coupled with more industries accepting cryptocurrency as a valid form of payment, has led to increased interest and fear of how blockchain will eventually disrupt traditional industries that currently act as intermediaries in transactions. But what exactly is blockchain, and how will it affect the legal […]

 

 

NFTs and the Legitimizing Power of Copyright

 

 

DANIEL MAYOR—The recent high-value sales of digital art NFTs (non-fungible tokens) by Beeple, and, even more recently, of a self-portrait NFT made by Sophia the Robot, signals the digital token’s acceptance as an attractive new asset for tech-savvy creatives. But avant-garde digital artists are not the only early-adopters of this craze and organizations like the NBA have made […]

 

 

 

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