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Juarez v. People of the State of Colorado: Is “Probably” Sufficient to Satisfy a Defense Attorney’s Duty to Give Clear Advice in the Face of Deportation?

JAE LYNN HUCKABA–One decade later, the major constitutional victory for noncitizens in Padilla v. Kentucky could be completely eroded by one Supreme Court decision. On July 30, 2020, the Harvard Law School Crimmigration Clinic filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court to review the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision in […]

United States v. Google LLC: Cracking Down on Big Tech

DANIELA CARRERAS—The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and eleven state attorneys general filed a civil antitrust lawsuit on October 20 against Google, arguing the tech giant engaged in exclusionary conduct to preserve its monopoly in the search and search advertising markets. This high-profile case is the biggest tech antitrust lawsuit that the government has […]

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 […]

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 […]