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Misguided Federalism: State Regulation of the Internet and Social Media (2023) 102 N.C. L.Rev. 1

This article, written by Alex Chemerinsky and Erwin Chemerinsky, surveys recent attempts by both left- and right-leaning states to require or restrict internet platforms’ editorial discretion.  The article argues that such attempts are usually unconstitutional, preempted by federal law, and are bad policy.  If platforms’

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects California’s Assertion Of Personal Jurisdiction Over Drugmaker

In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court (June 19, 2017, Case No. 16-466), the United States Supreme Court has ruled 8-1 that California lacks “specific” personal jurisdiction over a pharmaceutical company, reversing a 4-3 decision last year by the California Supreme Court.  The case arises

GMSR in the United States Supreme Court for the sixth time in six years

After having two cases before the Court during the October 2010 term, Los Angeles County v. Humphries (2010) 562 U.S. 29, 131 S.Ct. 447 and Stern v. Marshall (2011) 564 U.S. 462; 131 S.Ct. 2594, GMSR will return to the high court during the 2011

Popping Britney’s Personal Safety Bubble: Why Proposed Anti-Paparazzi Ordinances in Los Angeles Cannot Withstand First Amendment Scrutiny (2010) 30 Loy. L.A. Ent. L.Rev. 133.

Lawmakers have suggested a wide range of possibilities to curtail paparazzi activity in the Los Angeles area, such as “requiring all ‘celebrity photographers’ to file for a permit, . . . taxing revenues generated from the photos,” and, most controversially, creating floating “buffer zones” or

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