Volume 125 · January 2012 · Number 3
Worth a Thousand Words: The Images of Copyright
Capital Punishment and Contingency
Carol S. Steiker
Spare the Mod: In Support of Total-Conversion Modified Video Games
Second Circuit Holds that Qualified Immunity Shields School Officials Who Discipline Students for Their Online Speech. — Doninger v. Niehoff, 642 F.3d 334 (2d Cir. 2011), cert. denied, No. 11-113, 2011 WL 3204853 (U.S. Oct. 31, 2011).
District of Oregon Invalidates Biological Opinion for Federally Operated Dams on Columbia River. — National Wildlife Federation v. National Marine Fisheries Service, No. CV 01- 00640-RE, 2011 WL 3322793 (D. Or. Aug. 2, 2011).
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Unanimously Voids Foreclosure Sales Because Securitization Trusts Could Not Demonstrate Clear Chains of Title to Mortgages. — U.S. Bank National Ass’n v. Ibanez, 941 N.E.2d 40 (Mass. 2011).
Fifth Circuit Holds that Undocumented Immigrants Do Not Have Second Amendment Rights. — United States v. Portillo- Munoz, 643 F.3d 437 (5th Cir. 2011).
Fourth Circuit Upholds Federal Firearms Regulation. — United States v. Masciandaro, 638 F.3d 458 (4th Cir. 2011), cert. denied, No. 10-11212, 2011 WL 2516854 (U.S. Nov. 28, 2011).
Federal Circuit Holds that Mental Processes that Do Not, as a Practical Matter, Require a Computer to Be Performed Are Unpatentable. — CyberSource Corp. v. Retail Decisions, Inc., 654 F.3d 1366 (Fed. Cir. 2011).
Food Safety Modernization Act Implements Private Regulatory Scheme. — FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, Pub. L. No. 111-353, 124 Stat. 3885 (2011) (codified in scattered sections of the U.S. Code).
Congress Delegates Power to Raise the Debt Ceiling. — Budget Control Act of 2011, Pub. L. No. 112-25, 125 Stat. 240 (to be codified in scattered sections of the U.S. Code).