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Tuesday
Jun262012

American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock: Citizen's United: Round Two--summarily decided...

Ordinarily, the Supreme Court does not decide a case until after it has accepted it for full-scale review, receives written legal arguments, and then holds a public hearing. Now and then, and perhaps as many as nine or ten times each Term, the Court disposes of a case without those formalities: it decides the case very soon after getting the case, usually indicating that the outcome was so predictable that there was no need to engage in full-dress proceedings. That speeded-up procedure is what the Court did on Monday in this case, by a 5-4 vote. The result was to overturn a Montana Supreme Court decision upholding a 1912 voter-approved ban on corporations’ spending of their own money on political campaigns in that state.

-SCOTUSBlog.

The Supreme Court will not even entertain this.  What a shame.

http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/american-tradition-partnership-inc-v-bullock/ http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-1179h9j3.pdf

Friday
Jun222012

Jerry Sandusky convicted on 45 of 48 counts!!

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty Friday on 45 of 48 counts related to sexual abuse of boys over a 15-year period.

Jurors delivered the verdict around 10 p.m. after deliberating for about 21 hours. There were convictions related to all 10 sexual abuse victims, with the three not-guilty verdicts applying to three different individuals.

Sandusky stood slightly hunched, looking down with his hand in his pocket but showing no visible emotion as the guilty verdicts were read out in court. His wife, Dottie, blinked back tears.

-CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/22/justice/pennsylvania-sandusky-trial/index.html

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