Media & Communications Law
1500 ABA Journal Media & Communications Law articles.
A federal appeals court has ruled social media companies can’t be held liable for radicalizing the Pulse nightclub gunman under the federal Anti-Terrorism Act because the plaintiffs failed to show the massacre was an act of “international terrorism.”
Sep 30, 2021 10:20 AM CDT
Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the New York Times and Mary Trump, his niece, that seeks at least $100 million in damages for her disclosure of his tax records to the newspaper.
Sep 22, 2021 11:48 AM CDT
Zoom Video Communications has agreed to pay $85 million to settle nationwide litigation alleging
misrepresentations and broken promises regarding customers’ security and privacy.
Aug 2, 2021 3:28 PM CDT
As the 50th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers case approached, First Amendment scholars Lee Bollinger and Geoffrey Stone knew they wanted to mark the occasion somehow.
Jul 7, 2021 9:00 AM CDT
Judge rejects $2B settlement in Roundup litigation
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California has rejected a proposed $2 billion settlement of future claims in litigation…
May 27, 2021 3:25 PM CDT
The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Thursday to make phone calls more affordable for people in prisons or jails by approving a plan to reduce out-of-state call rates by at least one-third.
May 21, 2021 10:16 AM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas considered ways that Congress could regulate Twitter and other digital platforms in a concurrence Monday to the high court’s decision to vacate a decision involving former President Donald Trump.
Apr 5, 2021 1:00 PM CDT
Google did not violate copyright law when it copied a portion of Java programming language for use in its Android platform for smartphones, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 6-2 decision
Apr 5, 2021 11:34 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled for Facebook on Thursday in a dispute over the reach of a law that restricts calls to cellphones made with an “automatic telephone dialing system.”
Apr 1, 2021 11:38 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear its last oral arguments of the term in April, and it will finish with a First Amendment case of potential great importance. Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L.
involves whether a student can be punished for speech on social media over the weekend.
Apr 1, 2021 9:07 AM CDT
Lawyer Beth Bourdon is willing to go places where other attorneys may be hesitant, including this summer when she joined Parler—to see how long she could post potentially offensive materials without getting kicked off the conservative social media site.
Feb 22, 2021 8:33 AM CST
State bar will consider Giuliani ouster
The New York State Bar Association is considering whether to expel lawyer Rudy Giuliani from its voluntary membership rolls under a bylaw that…
Jan 11, 2021 4:24 PM CST
The U.S. Supreme Court justices may soon be able to settle in for some relative peace and quiet in the second half of their term. Decisions in several high-profile merits cases are being drafted and circulated.
Dec 28, 2020 9:57 AM CST
State and FTC lawsuits accuse Facebook of stifling competition
Facebook is accused of stifling competition in two lawsuits filed Wednesday. One suit was filed by the Federal Trade Commission, and…
Dec 9, 2020 3:50 PM CST
Jeffrey Toobin is fired after Zoom incident
The New Yorker has fired legal journalist Jeffrey Toobin after he reportedly exposed himself on a Zoom call last month. Toobin has…
Nov 12, 2020 3:24 PM CST
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