Meredith Gillespie Introduction On March 8, 2024, Judge Drew B. Tipton of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas dismissed a lawsuit brought by twenty-one states[1] arguing that the CHNV Parole Program (“CHNV Program”) should be repealed.[2] The CHNV Program, established in January 2023, allows individuals from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and […]

By Maeve Hickey On March 21, 2024, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and sixteen states sued Apple, claiming the company has monopolized or attempted to monopolize smartphone markets.[1] The suit is the latest in a series of antitrust actions against the “Big Tech giants.”[2] The Federal Trade Commission has spearheaded enforcement efforts against […]

Hannah Doherty In 2014, the prominent meal-kit company, Home Chef, merged with supermarket chain, Kroger, Co., and adopted a new trademark, the “HC Home Mark.”[1] The mark, which is protected by five federal trademark registrations, features the silhouette of a fork and knife, contained within the outline of a house.[2] By 2021, Home Chef had […]

Katie Palmer  Introduction In 2023, the Florida legislature passed a bill that restricted access to abortion after the gestational age of 6 weeks.[1] While the legislation provided exceptions for certain circumstances, including those in which a pregnancy may endanger the life or physical health of a pregnant woman,[2] it greatly restricted access to abortion for […]

Ryan Kainz “No comment.”  Corporate spokespersons commonly use these two words in an effort to avoid misleading investors and incurring liability.  But does this silence actually protect companies from potential lawsuits?  On January 16, 2024,[1] the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Macquire Infrastructure Corp. v. Moab Partners, L.P.,[2] to address a similar question: […]

By Madison Cone After six years of wild popularity and influence, TikTok’s time in the limelight may be coming to an end as the prominent app faces a potential ban in the United States.[1]  In 2018, the video-sharing platform began its rapid rise to fame as a new and improved version of the formerly popular […]

Daria Brown The ever-growing prevalence of deepfake technology presents significant concerns surrounding privacy, democracy, and the ability of public figures to safeguard their reputations.[1] To complicate matters further, deepfake content creators are easily able to cloak themselves in anonymity.[2] This renders victims who seek to have deepfake content removed from social media unable to do […]

By Colin Ridgell While recent headlines have been dominated by the Supreme Court’s issued and pending opinions in cases of perceived political moment,[1] the Court has continued deciding questions that will ultimately have a direct impact on the lives and liberty of far more people than Section Three of the 14th Amendment[2] or Chevron[3] ever […]

By Nate Drum From the very first day of law school, students are taught that every legal action can be placed into one of two distinct categories: civil cases and criminal cases.  This distinction implicates everything from the substantive rights of the parties, to the rules of procedure, to which courts have jurisdiction to hear […]

Mae Zeitouni The State of Florida v. Jamell Demons is an ongoing criminal case in Florida concerning popular rap artist Jamell Demons, more commonly known by his stage name YNW Melly.[1] Demons faces two first degree murder charges related to the 2018 deaths of Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas.[2] This case has garnered a great […]

Ted Orr On February 14, 2024, Elon Musk announced via X that his space exploration company, SpaceX, transferred their incorporation from Delaware to Texas.[1]  This move comes on the heels of a decision in the Delaware Court of Chancery that denied Musk’s $56 billion Tesla compensation package.[2]  In the 201 page opinion, Judge Kathaleen McCormick […]

By William Gilchrist The NCAA is currently facing the latest challenge to its amateur athlete model from the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), which recently found that members of the Dartmouth men’s varsity basketball team are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”).[1]  The decision, which has been described as “the first step […]