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Wait A Second!: Presidential protest too close for comfort
Supreme court says: presidential security trumps the rights of groups not to be discriminated against based on their political beliefs. So the Secret Service CAN move away all opposing party protesters in the name of security.
law  security  freespeech  scotus  via:WaitASecond 
may 2014 by mcherm
Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t: Supreme Court Keeps Editing - NYTimes.com
Supreme court decisions can be (and are) edited for about 5 years after they are released. The list of changes is kept secret. They should use a version control system.
scotus  law  via:HackerNews  nytimes 
may 2014 by mcherm
Travesty: Supreme Court (And Senate) Deny SCOTUSblog A Press Pass | Techdirt
Does the Supreme Court (and possibly the Senate) effectively have a policy of refusing to recognize any journalistic organization, no matter how mainstream, that has the letters "b", "l", "o", and "g" in it?
journalism  scotus  via:Techdirt 
april 2014 by mcherm
Dianne Feinstein's Bragging About NSA Surveillance Program May Finally Result In It Being Declared Unconstitutional | Techdirt Lite
The solicitor general told SCOTUS that the US would notify defendants if NSA spying was used in their case, so SCOTUS threw out a case for lack of standing. Turns out the intelligence folks lied to the solicitor general.
snowden  law  scotus  surveillance  via:reddit  techdirt 
october 2013 by mcherm
Bush v. Gore wasn't the key, it should have been Jones v. Bush
Constitution says pres and VP can't both be from the same state (and still get that state's electoral votes). SCOTUS denied cert to the case that challenged that, instead accepting Bush v. Gore and deciding that unfairly.
law  scotus  via:reddit  mypostings  politics 
october 2012 by mcherm
Supreme Court Rules for Persistent Death-Row Inmate Whose Lawyer Blew Habeas Deadline - News - ABA Journal
A case where the client told his lawyer what the law was and instructed him to file the petition properly (on deadline), and also complained to the court that his court-appointed lawyer wasn't working (it was denied because he submitted it himself rather than having his lawyer submit it). They decided he could appeal.
law  scotus 
june 2010 by mcherm
Bilski Oral Argument at the US Supreme Court — Free Software Foundation
Thoughts on noticing that the people lined up to hear the supreme court consider whether software is patentable are all lawyers.
law  ip-law  patent  scotus  fsf 
march 2010 by mcherm

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