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Second Circuit Holds First Amendment Claim Against School Regulation of Off-Campus Speech Unlikely to Succeed on the Merits By Jay Gill — Edited by Nicola Carah Doninger v. Niehoff Second Circuit, May 29, 2008, No. 07-3885 Slip Opinion The Second Circuit unanimously affirmed the Connecticut District Court’s decision to deny a motion for preliminary injunction in a case involving a high school’s alleged violation a student’s First Amendment rights. Ms. Doninger filed suit after the high school prohibited her daughter ... Read More...
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Fifth Circuit Holds No Safety Exception to Communications Decency Act ISP Immunity By Anna Volftsun — Edited by Nicola Carah Doe v. MySpace, Inc. Fifth Circuit, May 16, 2008, No. 07-50345 Slip Opinion On May 16, 2008, the Fifth Circuit unanimously upheld the Western District of Texas, finding Section 230(c)(1) of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA 230”) barred a parent’s claims for negligence and gross negligence against the social networking site, MySpace.com. The suit was brought on behalf of Doe’s ... Read More...
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Seventh Circuit Clarifies Online Service Liability for Illegal Advertisements By Michelle Yang — Edited by Wen Bu Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. v. Craigslist, Inc. Seventh Circuit, March 14, 2008, No. 07-1101 Slip Opinion On March 14, the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment by the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for Craigslist, holding that the online bulletin board did not violate the Fair Housing Act by providing “an electronic meeting place” that hosted, ... Read More...
Posted On Mar - 19 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of § 1983 Claim Arising from Publication of SSN on County Website By Evan Kubota — Edited by David Lawson Lambert v. Hartman et al. Sixth Circuit, February 25, 2007, No. 07-3154 Slip Opinion District Court Order On February 25, the Sixth Circuit affirmed a ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio dismissing a § 1983 claim brought against the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts and Board of City Commissioners by ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 27 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
En Banc Hearing of the Federal Communications Commission on Broadband Network Management Practices Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School, February 25, 2007 Full video recording (RealPlayer format) Full audio recording (RealPlayer format) Statements of FCC Chairman Martin and Commissioners Copps, Adelstein, Tate, and McDowell On February 25, Harvard Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society hosted an unusual en banc hearing of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) at Harvard Law School. FCC held the hearing in response to ... Read More...
Posted On Feb - 27 - 2008 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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