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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 […]

Tanzin v. Tanvir: Rethinking Relief under RFRA

MIRA HAQQANI—In October, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Tanzin v. Tanvir, a case involving statutory interpretation that could have a colossal impact on law enforcement accountability and religious liberty. The plaintiffs in the case, including Muhammad Tanvir, are either citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States, and each is a […]

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 […]