Category Archives: Insights

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]