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:

Ten Commandment display is upheld 5-4 with O’Connor, Scalia, Rehnquist, Thomas and Kennedy in the majority. It’s not establishment, they will say, modifying the Lemon test to focus more on endorsement.

Grokster will lose 7-2, Souter and Ginsburg in the minority. It’s contributory copyright infringment with a sly wink.