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The Securities Act of 1933: A Textual Approach to Direct Listings

HARRIS BLUM—Congress enacted the Securities Act of 1933 to implement a full and fair disclosure regime in connection with public offerings of stock. The Act’s linchpin is its registration requirement, which forces companies (“issuers”) to file a registration statement with the SEC before selling shares to the public. A registration statement contains extensive disclosure about […]

Carney v. Adams: SCOTUS Considers Political Balance in Delaware Courts While the Nation Debates Politicization of Supreme Court Justice Nominations

JOSE I. ORTEGA—On October 5, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court began its term by hearing telephonic oral arguments for Carney v. Adams, a case that considers bipartisanship in the Delaware courts. At the time, only eight justices sat on the bench, following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg barely three weeks prior. Meanwhile, members […]

Fulton v. City of Philadelphia: LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom in the Wake of Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

TORI SIMKOVIC—The battle between LGBTQ rights and religious freedom continues in the United States Supreme Court. On November 4, the Court will hear oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case that will determine whether private agencies that receive tax-payer funding can claim religious freedom justifies discrimination against same-sex couples. For years, the […]

House Report on Competition in Digital Markets: Are Big Changes Coming to Big Tech?

ASHLEY PARSONS—In June of 2019, the House Judiciary Committee commenced its investigation into the four tech giants: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. This is the first time since the late 1990s, when Microsoft stood trial for antitrust charges, that the Committee has carefully examined the monopoly power of big tech. After 16 months of investigations […]

Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid: The Fight Against Unsolicited Robotexts

ALEX ENGLANDER—A multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit and its potential industry-altering effects now depend upon the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the placement of a single comma. The Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Facebook, Inc. v. Duguid on December 8, 2020. The case concerns arguably one of the most annoying modern-day nuisances: robocalling and […]