Supreme Court held that the TCPA’s federal-debts exemption is a content-based law that violated the First Amendment and severed the exemption from the TCPA.
On June 20, 2019, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited decision in PDR v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic. The Court was expected to provide greater clarity about the extent to which litigants can challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) interpretations in private litigation. Instead of deciding that issue, however, the
On June 26, 2017, in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, the U.S. Supreme Court held unconstitutional under the Free Exercise Clause Missouri’s refusal to award a playground resurfacing grant to a church. The Court ruled for the first time that the government’s decision to exclude churches because of their religious identity from
Today, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued an opinion in United States v. Duke Energy Corp. that will be of interest to clients with fossil fuel-fired electric generating units. This is the case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2006 on the emissions test for “modifications” to
On September 27, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published questions and answers on the Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Fisher held that the University of Texas must affirmatively demonstrate that its consideration of race in admissions is necessary to achieve the educational benefits