Archive for June, 2005

Ten Commandments and Grokster

by   |  06.30.05  |  Current Events

O.K. My final Supreme Court picks were only slightly off the mark. The court split on the Ten Commandments – they can be on government property but can’t stand alone inside government facilities. I should have guessed it right. More »

7th Circuit: Administrators can control school pub content

by   |  06.27.05  |  Current Events

The Seventh Circuit ruled that unless a public university has designated a newspaper a public forum, administrators can exercise editorial control, a la high school students in Hazelwood (1988). It’s essentially a rejection of a three-judge panel decision in 2001 in Hosty v. Carter. We’ll see how far it goes. More »

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

by   |  06.26.05  |  Current Events

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule Monday at 10 a.m. on the issue of whether states can place the Ten Commandments on their capitol lawns. (And I don’t mean the movie with Charlton Heston.) Kentucky and Texas both have monuments to the Decalogue. It also will rule on whether Grokster can be held liable for the fact that so many people put its technology to use – gasp – for illegal purposes.

Here’re my guesses: More »