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Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins (2015)

Sep. 16, 2015—Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins was argued before the Supreme Court on November 2, 2015. In Spokeo, the Court considered whether Congress may confer Article III standing upon plaintiffs who suffer no concrete injury by vesting them with a private right of action to enforce a statutory requirement. The case may have broad-reaching impacts upon standing doctrine...

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Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar (2015)

Sep. 16, 2015—Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar was argued before the Supreme Court on January 20, 2015. In Williams-Yulee, the Court considered whether a rule of judicial conduct that bans judicial candidates from directly soliciting campaign funds violates the First Amendment. The case has important implications, as currently thirty-nine states elect at least some of their judges and at...

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Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (2014)

Sep. 16, 2014—This Roundtable considered Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., which was argued at the Supreme Court on March 25, 2014. In Hobby Lobby, the Court considered whether Hobby Lobby is entitled to an exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”). The Court could have addressed many questions: Is a...

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Maryland State Comptroller of the Treasury v. Wynne (2014)

Sep. 16, 2014—Maryland State Comptroller of the Treasury v. Wynne was argued before the Supreme Court on November 12, 2014. In Wynne, the Court considered whether the Constitution bans a state from taxing its residents’ income, wherever earned, by requiring a credit for taxes paid on income taxed in other states. The Court could have answered many questions: How...

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The JOBS Act and SEC Rulemaking (Fall 2013)

Sep. 16, 2013—In this Roundtable our authors looked at the rulemaking authority of the Security and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) under the JOBS Act of April 2012 and proposed some recommendations to the SEC. Professor Andrew A. Schwartz and practitioner Douglas S. Ellenoff have each considered the public policy rationales, legislative history, and congressional intent of Title III...

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DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman (Fall 2013)

Sep. 16, 2013—DaimlerChrysler AG v. Bauman was argued at the Supreme Court in the October 2013 term. In Bauman, the Court considered whether a U.S. District Court may exercise general personal jurisdiction over DaimlerChrysler AG, a foreign company, based on the alleged acts of its Argentine subsidiary. None of the alleged actions occurred in California, but Respondents argued that...

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Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (2012)

Sep. 16, 2012—This Roundtable considered Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which was argued at the Supreme Court in the October 2012 term. In Fisher, the Court considered whether the University of Texas’s use of race in its undergraduate admissions process was lawful under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The parties, Justices, and our authors...

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Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (2010)

Sep. 16, 2010—The Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Roundtable, published in October 2010, features participation from several scholars. Professor Elizabeth Burch’s introductory piece lays the foundation for the debate. Professors Robert Bone, Alexandra Lahav, Greg Mitchell, and Richard Nagareda provided their “first takes” on the case. We hope you find this Roundtable informative and engaging. Roundtable: Introduction Introduction: Dukes v....

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Skilling v. United States (2010)

Sep. 16, 2010—The Skilling v. United States Roundtable, published in March 2010, features participation from several scholars. Professor Nancy J. King’s introductory essay lays the foundation for the debate. William H. Farmer, Abbe David Lowell, Christopher D. Man, Paul M. Thompson, Timothy P. O’Toole, and Professors Julie R. O’Sullivan and Ellen S. Podgor provided their “first takes” on the...

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Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (2009)

Sep. 16, 2009—The Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Roundtable, published in November 2009, featured participation from several scholars. Professor Peter L. Strauss’s introductory essay lays the foundation for the debate. Professors Harold H. Bruff, Gary Lawson, Richard H. Pildes, Steven G. Calabresi, and Christopher S. Yoo provided both their “first takes” on the case...

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