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Are Tweets Official Presidential Speech?

By Andrea Butler
President Trump’s presidential candidacy and now presidency has famously, or perhaps infamously, been defined by his use of Twitter to communicate with the American public. As detailed by Katherine Shaw,[i] there is little analysis or consensus on how courts do and should characterize presidential speech directly related to litigation. President Trump’s use of Twitter as a platform to set policy…
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Kohner Properties v. Johnson: My Landlord Won’t Fix the Hole in my Roof. Should I Pay Rent?

By Caitlin Lawrence
Would you pay rent if there was potentially hazardous mold on the ceiling of your bathroom? What if there was a large hole in the ceiling, along with mold, and the floor tiles kept popping off? What if you needed what money you had to find other accommodations or attempt to fix the apartment yourself? Latasha Johnson faced this dilemma,…