Volume 126 · January 2013 · Number 3
Politicians as Fiduciaries
D. Theodore Rave
Is Copyright Reform Possible?
The SEC Is Not an Independent Agency
Sixth Circuit Holds that "Pinging" a Target's Cell Phone to Obtain GPS Data Is Not a Search Subject to Warrant Requirement. — United States v. Skinner, 690 F.3d 772 (6th Cir. 2012), reh’g and reh’g en banc denied, No. 09-6497 (6th Cir. Sept. 26, 2012).
Federal Circuit Holds that Certain Software Method Claims are Patent Ineligible. — Bancorp Services, L.L.C. v. Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada (U.S.), 687 F.3d 1266 (Fed. Cir. 2012).
D.C. Circuit Holds that FDA Rule Mandating Graphic Warning Images on Cigarette Packaging and Advertisements Violates First Amendment. — R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Food & Drug Administration, 696 F.3d 1205 (D.C. Cir. 2012).
Southern District of New York Certifies Class Action Against City Police for Suspicionless Stops and Frisks of Blacks and Latinos. — Floyd v. City of New York, 82 Fed. R. Serv. 3d (West) 833 (S.D.N.Y. 2012).
D.C. Circuit Holds Appointment of Copyright Royalty Judges by Librarian of Congress Violates Appointments Clause. — Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, Inc. v. Copyright Royalty Board, 684 F.3d 1332 (D.C. Cir. 2012), reh’g and reh’g en banc denied, No. 11-1083 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 28, 2012).
Fourth Circuit Upholds Police Impersonation Statute as Permissible Restriction of False Speech. — United States v. Chappell, 691 F.3d 388 (4th Cir. 2012).
New York Appellate Division Holds that the Imputation of Homosexuality Is No Longer Defamation Per Se. — Yonaty v. Mincolla, 945 N.Y.S.2d 774 (App. Div. 2012).
Sixth Circuit Interprets "Clearly Established Federal Law" Narrowly. — Bunch v. Smith, 685 F.3d 546 (6th Cir. 2012).