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Texas Social Media Law Challenged in Federal Court

Two internet trade organizations have challenged a Texas law regulating social media companies’ ability to remove users from their platforms. The law, House Bill 20, was signed by Governor Greg Abbott earlier this month. Read More.

Former Apple Employee Alleges Workplace Violations and Wrongful Termination

The National Labor Relations Board and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating complaints against the tech giant, which also may face a wrongful termination lawsuit by a former senior manager. Read More.

DoorDash Files Lawsuit Against New York City Over Law Requiring Data Sharing With Restaurants

On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, DoorDash filed a lawsuit against New York City in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, concerning a law that requires delivery companies to share customer data with restaurants. The law, set to take effect in December, requires companies like DoorDash to provide restaurants fulfilling orders with customer names, phone numbers, email addresses, and delivery addresses. Customers may opt out of sharing this data. Read More.

Recently Featured Dockets

United States of America v. State of Texas (filed 9/9/21)
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R. J. Beaber, et al v. Shirley N. Weber (filed 8/13/21)
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Whole Woman's Health et al v. Jackson et al (filed 7/13/21)
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Other Legal News

At the Supreme Court, a Plea to Reveal Secret Surveillance Rulings
The New York Times, September 28, 2021

The justices will soon consider whether to hear a case arguing that the First Amendment requires disclosure of a secret court’s major rulings.

Why Scores of Female Athletes Are Speaking Out on Abortion Rights
The New York Times, September 27, 2021

With a Supreme Court ruling in the balance, an Olympic medalist joined a group of more than 500 athletes supporting reproductive rights.

House Passes Bill to Protect Abortion Rights
The New York Times, September 25, 2021

The Women’s Health Protection Act, intended to enact abortion rights into federal law, came amid efforts from states to restrict abortion and growing hostility from the Supreme Court. The measure is unlikely to advance in the Senate.

Justice Barrett Investiture Ceremony
Supreme Court of the United States, September 24, 2021

Major abortion case set for argument on Dec. 1
SCOTUSblog, September 20, 2021

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will hear argument on Dec. 1 in a challenge to a Mississippi law that bans almost all abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, was already positioned to be... The post Major abortion case set for argument on Dec. 1 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

The Court’s Partisan Rules on Executive Power
Justia's Verdict, August 31, 2021

Steven D. Schwinn, a professor of law at the University of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School argues that the Supreme Court’s order last week effectively striking down the COVID-19 eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control reflects the Court’s highly partisan approach to executive authority. Professor Schwinn points out that only partisanship can explain why Court upheld the Trump administration’s travel ban in Trump v. Hawaii and struck down the Biden administration’s eviction moratorium.