Short Circuit 297 | Working in a Coal Mine with TikTok
It’s the old and the new economy this week. First, IJ’s Dan Alban grabs his shovel and hardhat and heads deep down into the tunnels of administrative law to dig out a preamble that made a difference. In fact, it turns out preambles often make a difference in admin law cases, including those involving benefits for black lung disease. The Sixth Circuit seems kind of uncomfortable with this, as does our panel. Then we open up the TikTok app. The company wasn’t happy to be in federal court in Texas and tried to move to California with a writ of mandamus. IJ’s Suranjan Sen dances his way (in a bit more than 15 seconds) to why the Fifth Circuit issued the writ. It seems something was either lost in translation or lost in a file.
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