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Supreme Court Wrap-Up

July 1, 2004

(archived broadcast )
The Supreme Court has just issued a number of decisions, as it typically does at the end of June when its term ends. Do you know what these decisions mean?
They include:
Bush-declared “enemy combatants” still have a right to due process.
You can’t sue HMOs.
Congress can’t criminalize internet porn.
The Pledge of Allegiance case was dodged on a technicality.
Foreigners have limited right to sue here for acts done abroad.
Republicans can gerrymander in Texas, but Democrats cannot gerrymander in Georgia.
You won’t want to miss today’s Supreme Court wrap-up with constitutional lawyer and former Congressional attorney Mark Levine.

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  • Benedict@Large July 4, 2004 11:31 am

    Long John:
    Thomas for once split with Scalia and Rinquist and actually voted with the majority against the internet ban. I almost swallowed my dentures when I found that out.

  • Long John Silver July 1, 2004 4:20 pm

    Can anybody tell me how Clarence Thomas came down on the Internet-porn decision?

  • Clarence Thomas July 1, 2004 4:12 pm

    I categorically deny the claim that extra-terrestrials held in Area-51 have any rights to protection under our system of juris prudence Precedent shows that being a member of the human species is a basic qualification for this consideration.