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Digest for Week of February 9th, 2017

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Van Patten v. Vertical Fitness Group, LLC

January 30, 2017
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Communications Law
(United States Ninth Circuit) - In an action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) regarding text messages about a gym membership, the district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants is affirmed where, under Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), the plaintiff alleged a concrete injury sufficient to confer Article III standing to pursue his TCPA claim.
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Washington v. Trump Oral Args: Will 9th Cir Revive Trump's Immigration Ban?

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
February 8, 2017
Yesterday's oral arguments in Washington v. Trump might have been the most popular arguments ever held in the Ninth Circuit. More than 40,000 people 137,000 people have listened along to the arguments, which were streamed live on the Ninth's...
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Washington v. Trump: DOJ Reply Comes in, Oral Arguments Scheduled for Today

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
February 7, 2017
The Department of Justice yesterday urged the Ninth Circuit to reinstate President Trump's executive order banning refugee resettlement in the United States and halting immigration from seven majority-Muslim nations. The move comes just days after a federal judge in...
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What's Happened and What's Ahead in Washington v. Trump

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
February 6, 2017
It's been a busy weekend for lawyers fighting over President Trump's immigration ban. On Friday, a federal judge in Seattle issued a nationwide temporary restraining order pausing the enforcement of ban. While the President took to Twitter to decry...
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Legal Battle Over Trump's Immigration Ban Could Play Out in the 9th Cir.

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
January 30, 2017
On Friday, Trump issued an executive order barring visitors, immigrants, and refugees from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. Soon after, lawyers began swarming America's major airports, seeking to file habeas petitions on behalf of those detained...
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What Happens to Texas's Voter ID Law Now?

Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.
January 26, 2017
The Supreme Court will not be reviewing a Fifth Circuit decision that found Texas's voter identification requirements to be discriminatory. Texas had sought Supreme Court review after an en banc Fifth Circuit ruled, 9 to 6, that Texas's strict...
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