In the wake of COVID-19’s economic destruction, policymakers face the challenging task of kickstarting the economy and re-opening the country for business. Unemployment rates have spiked, reaching a staggering 14.7 million in April. Three out of four U.S. small businesses have applied for government assistance—82 percent of which are manufacturers. A successful relaunch must include efforts to eliminate unnecessary frictions to economic activity, such as outdated regulations. Legal threats to economic growth must also be avoided. Fortunately, that is exactly what happened when the Supreme Court decided Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies last month.
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