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Upcoming Practices

Wed. September 23
10:00AM - 12:00PM Hassell Sara Zeimer (after 10:10) Demi (after 10:10) Maxim Gorb (after 10:10)
7:30PM - 8:30PM Health Law (Respondent) Mel Rake Kimberly Macey Hannah Diamond CJ Connolly Madison Boucher
Thu. September 24
10:00AM - 11:30AM Emory Civil Rights CLOSED Sean Ross MIT CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
12:00PM - 1:00PM Hassell Cecilia Grimaldi Rachel Winer Madison Boucher Mariya Waheed Demiana Khoury
6:30PM - 8:00PM Hassell CLOSED

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CJ Connolly & Michael Guan

1. Do limitations on the First Amendment exist that permit a public service agency to not enter into a contract that allows a private entity to discriminate based on sexual orientation while certifying foster families pursuant to state-mandated criteria?

2. Are the conditions placed on a religious agency's ability to voluntarily contract with the government to perform a public function on that agency's compliance with key program requirements that allegedly contradict the agency's religious beliefs constitutional under the First Amendment?

Last practice October 6.

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Nathan Guerrero & Nikayla Johnson

1. Whether the district court properly considered Fauci's novel legal argument which was not submitted to or considered by the magistrate judge.

2. Whether Spicy Peach's website is a place of public accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act in whole or in part. 

Last practice October 13.

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Mattie Hasset, Erin Livinghouse and Michael Lenett

Does Executive Order 2020-16, which requires the wearing of masks due to COVID-19, validly exercise state police powers and not unreasonably restrict Petitioner’s Fourteenth Amendment rights? Is Petitioner a qualified individual with a disability who does not pose a direct threat under Title I of the Americans With Disabilities Act thereby mandating her employers to accommodate her inability to wear a face mask? 

Last practice November 5.

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