2008 Mentor Moot Court Appellate Brief

Essay by i8cookiemonstrHigh School, 11th gradeA, December 2008

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QUESTIONS PRESENTEDISSUE 1Whether or not the students' wearing of the T-shirt constitutes school sponsored speech and is subject to regulation?ISSUE 2Whether or not respondents' use of appellants' trademarks constitutes of trademark infringement by false designation of origin thereby precluding the appellant's fair use defense?TABLE OF AUTHORITIESIssue I:Supreme Court CasesBd. Of Educ., v. Pico, 457 U.S. 853, 860-69 (1982)Hazelwood Sch. Dist. V. Kuhlmeier, 484 U.S. 260 (1988)*Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Cmty. Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503 (1969)United States Court of AppealsBannon v. Sch. Dist. Of Palm Beach County, 387 F.3d 1208 (11th Cir. 2004)*Guiles v. Marineau, 461 F.3d 320 (2d Cir. 2006)Henerey v. City of St. Charles Sch. Dist., 200 F.3d 1128 (8th Cir. 1999)*United States District CourtsAnderson v. Milbank Sch. Dist., 197 F.R.D. 682 (D.S.D. 2000)*Fricke v. Lynch, 491 F. Supp. 381, 387 (D. R. I. 1980)Issue II:United States Court of AppealsAMF Inc. v. Sleekcraft Boats, 599 F.2d

341, 354 (9th Cir. 1979)Anheuser- Busch Inc. v. Balducci Publ's, 28 F.3d 769 (8th Cir. 1994)Cliff's Notes Inc. v. Bantam Doubleday Dell Publ'g Group, 886 F.2d 490 (2d Cir. 1989)Hormel Foods Corp. v. Jim Henson Prods., 73 F.3d 497 (2d Cir. 1996)Mutual of Omaha Ins. Corp v. Novak, 684 F. Supp. 905 (2d Cir. 1986)Polaroid Corp. v. Polarad Electronics Corp., 287 F.2d 492 (2d Cir. 1961)United States District CourtsNBA Properties v. Untertainment Records, LLC, 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7780 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)Original Appalachian Artworks v. Topps Chewing Gum, 642 F. Supp. 1031 (N.D. Ga. 1986)*Yankee Publ'g Inc. v. News America Publ'g, 809 F. SuOPINIONS BELOWUnited States District Court for the Southern District of FordhamIssue 1:Hunter and Wright are not afforded First Amendment protection for their speech in violation of school policy. Plaintiffs' suspension remains on their records. This Court finds that the Hazelwood standard should be applied to the case...