Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is critical to Facebook’s existence. Under Section 230, the platform is immune from liability that might otherwise be incurred from its users’ posts.
Catherine Padhi is a second-year student at Harvard Law School, where she is an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Before law school, she spent two years working at the Defense Intelligence Agency. She graduated from Yale College in 2014.
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If your personal information is released but never misused, can you sue the company that was supposed to keep it safe? Some federal circuits say no; others say yes. A new cert petition in Attias v. CareFirst, filed in appeal of the D.C. Circuit’s decision to allow one such lawsuit to proceed, argues that it is time for the Supreme Court to decide.
The United States is in a state of emergency: 28 national ones and many more local. This might come as a surprise, but it isn’t new—this month marks the start of our 39th year in a continuous emergency state. What is an emergency, and how did we get here? This post explains.