On Monday, December 5, 2022, two plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against Apple related to Apple's AirTag in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California. The two plaintiffs have suffered stalking and harassment enabled by the use of Apple's location-based tracking product. Read More.
Google Play customers won class-action status on Monday in a lawsuit alleging that Google artificially inflates prices in its app store. Read More.
Justices debate bankruptcy treatment of debts incurred by fraud
SCOTUSblog, December 8, 2022
Unless they find another case in the next few weeks, the argument Tuesday in Bartenwerfer v. Buckley will bring a close to this term’s encounters with the Bankruptcy Code. As I explained in my preview of the argument, Bartenwerfer presents a statutory puzzle: whether the... The post Justices debate bankruptcy treatment of debts incurred by fraud appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Supreme Court Faces Increasing Scrutiny From Congress After Leaks
The New York Times, December 8, 2022
The House Judiciary Committee is set to hear from a whistle-blower who says he was tipped off about a religious freedom ruling.
What to Know About Moore v. Harper, the Supreme Court’s Elections Case
The New York Times, December 7, 2022
The Supreme Court heard arguments today on a legal theory that holds that state courts cannot review their legislatures’ rules for federal elections, even when the rules violate the state constitution.
Can SCOTUS Prevent Free Speech from Swallowing Anti-discrimination Law?
Justia's Verdict, December 7, 2022
Cornell Law professor Michael C. Dorf explains the options available to the U.S. Supreme Court as it considers 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, which presents a clash between a Colorado law forbidding places of public accommodation from discriminating based on sexual orientation and a conservative Christian web designer’s objection to creating material that, she says, tacitly expresses approval of same-sex marriage. Professor Dorf points out that the Court could conclude that the case does not implicate free speech at all, but instead it will almost surely rule against Colorado, which could pose a potentially existential threat to anti-discrimination law.
May ‘Bad Spaniels’ Mock Jack Daniel’s? The Supreme Court Will Decide.
The New York Times, December 5, 2022
The justices have agreed to hear a trademark dispute with First Amendment overtones involving a dog toy’s bathroom humor and a distinctive whiskey bottle.
Revisions to the Rules of the Court
Supreme Court of the United States, December 5, 2022