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Criminalization of Homelessness: Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dissolution of Pottinger Agreement

ALYSSA SAMBERG—The homeless population in the City of Miami (the “City”) lived under the protection of the Pottinger Agreement (“Agreement”), a landmark federal consent decree hailed as “a gold standard” in civil litigation establishing protection for rights of the homeless, for 20 years until a federal judge dissolved the agreement in February 2019. On October […]

USPTO v. Booking.com – A Victory for Brand Owners in Trademark Law

While many businesses continue to struggle amidst a global pandemic, the Supreme Court recently provided brand owners a thin silver lining. In one of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final opinions, the Court decided in U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“USPTO”) v. Booking.com that a generic word combined with “.com” can be eligible for federal trademark […]

The Limited Liability of Mass Shootings in Florida

NICHOLAS RITORNATO—The victims and families of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that occurred on Valentine’s Day 2018 were recently dealt a severe blow by the Supreme Court of Florida. On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the Court handed down rulings in two cases, Barnett v. State and Guttenberg v. The School Board […]

Blockchain Voting: An Answer To Settle The Mail-In Voting Debate?

LOGAN SANDLER— As the U.S. presidential election races into the final stretch, one question has remained atop the headlines: will the expected surge of mail-in ballots overwhelm the postal service? On September 17, 2020, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, in a discussion concerning pre-election preparations, asked Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, “[W]hat is your specific […]

Solid Oak Studios v. 2k Games Sends a Shockwave Through Licensing Law

MAX BUDOWSKY—In March, a federal district court in New York issued a decision that promises to shake up copyright law in a big way. Solid Oak Sketches, LLC v. 2k Games, Inc., centered around five unique tattoos that appear on the skin of three basketball players, Kenyon Martin, Eric Bledsoe, and LeBron James. The court […]