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October 5th, 2008


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08:47 pm - Another vaguely political meme
As evidenced by Katie Couric, Sarah Palin is unable to name any Supreme Court Case other than Roe v. Wade. (She was also asked what newspapers or magazines she regularly reads. She couldn't or wouldn't name one.)

The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.)
For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN lj to spread the fun.

Brown vs the Topeka Board of Education
The ruling that struck down "separate but equal" and integrated public school systems.

And because quietann posted her regular magazine/newspaper list, I'll post mine.
I have a sub to the Boston Herald and I try to read it at least once a week. I'll peek in online at the Boston Globe to see what they're about. I don't read news magazines much, the closest is Yankee Magazine, which is more of an extended local features and interest magazine. I used to read Newsweek, but then I moved out of my parents house and I never bothered to get my own subscription. I also read Leo whenever I'm at my parents (two issues this trip!) and The Boston Phoenix. I'll also pick up Boston Magazine from time to time.
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From:mdyesowitch
Date:October 6th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
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So all of the other ones were fine. That's fair, I guess.
Although in fairness, I have trouble coming up with decisions I disagree with out of hand. If I thought about it, I'd come up with Snopes or Plessy v Ferguson, but off the cuff, it would be difficult question. Not something I think of often.

Edited at 2008-10-06 01:14 am (UTC)
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Date:October 16th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)

One for each side

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Ok, to keep things fair, I am going to list one of each. One recent case I agree with is Kennedy VS. Louisiana, that was the one where the court ruled that the state of Louisiana could not have a law where the death penalty was an option in child rape cases where the victim doesn't die. As much as I cannot think of many worse crimes than child rape, I agree that we cannot execute somebody who didn't themselves kill somebody. Like the court said, that would a violation of the 8th amendment. One I disagreed with was Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation, that was the one where the court decided that I, as a taxpayer, don't get any say in the fact that the Bush Administration is spending my tax dollars on faith-based initiatives. My major grievances with this entire executive office is that it seems to be treading on "separation of church and state" ground. Also, in 2006 it was alleged that many of the non-partisan events that this office funded were in-fact voter-mobilization drives in several targeted congressional races. The GOP lost me when the word "morality" became part of their platform.

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