Roommates.com Decision

Well, I got through the en banc opinion in the CDA immunity case of Fair Housing Council v. Roommates.com, case no. 04-56916 (9th Cir. Apr. 3, 2008) this weekend. There’s too much on the merits at the links provided in this post for me to get into them. Suffice it to say I’m terribly disappointed […]

En Banc Decision in Roommates.com Case

It’s killing me that I don’t have had time yet to digest the combined 56 pagers of the majority opinion and the concurring/dissenting opinion in Fair Housing Council v. Roommates.com, case no. 04-56916 (9th Cir. Apr. 3, 2008). You can read my prior coverage in this series of posts. (When you click that link, this […]

Roommates.com Developments

How Appealing has a detailed post regarding the recent order in the Roommates.com case, in which the Ninth Circuit refused leave for Amazon.com to file an amicus brief in the en banc rehearing proceedings.  I’ve posted about the case here, here, and here.  Professor Eric Goldman has really been staying on top of it, with […]

Blawg Review #155

Image by DML East Branch via Flickr There once was a blogger named May Who thought he had something to say Then he signed up to host A serial post Blawg Review one five five is today! April is National Poetry Month! Which, in conjunction with hosting Blawg Review #155, makes it Bad Poetry Day […]

Bloggers Beware

Kevin O’Keefe at Lexblog posts a link to an article on twelve laws every blogger should know.  According to the bullet points, the article covers such issues as a blogger’s duty to monitor comments, the applicability of journalism shield laws, ownership of user-developed content, and more.  The article itself begins: Internet activity, and particular [sic] […]

Legal Blogosphere Reacts as Ninth Circuit Puts the Brakes on CDA Immunity for Online Services

Yesterday’s Ninth Circuit decision in Fair Housing Council v. Roommates.com, LLC, case no. 04-56916 (May 15, 2007) has the digital legal world abuzz . . . as one should expect of the latest decision on the scope of immunity afforded to online services by the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), 47 U.S.C. § 230(c). In this […]

Claim Challenging Removal of Cross from County Seal Fails in Ninth Circuit

In 2004, under legal threat from the American Civil Liberties Union, Los Angeles County removed from its official seal an image of a cross (which shared the seal with the Roman goddess Pamona, engineering instruments, a Spanish galleon, a tuna, a cow, oil derricks, the Hollywood Bowl, and two stars representing the area’s motion picture […]