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Blogcritics On Supreme Court: The Opinions Are Flying

At what may be the end of Chief Justice Rehnquist’s reign, the Supreme Court of the United States has had quite a week, including controversial rulings on the boundaries of eminent domain, the liability of file-sharing services in fostering copyright violation, religious displays on public property, and supporting the FCC conclusion that broadband cable modem companies are exempt from mandatory common-carrier regulation.

We have a variety of opinions on the opinions:

Grokster Ruling Perspective: NARAS vs CEA
In the Grokster case, the Supreme Court unanimously decided that “One who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright, as shown by clear expression or other affirmative steps taken to foster infringement, going…
Posted to Politics by Eric Olsen on June 29, 2005 11:00 AM

Justice Desserts
By Matthew Royal In an intriguing twist of events, Freestar Media, LLC is trying to have the Town of Weare in New Hampshire approve their request for the house of Supreme Court Justice David Souter, who voted in…
Posted to Politics by ApathyOnline on June 29, 2005 12:09 AM

Separating Church and State
No Swearing Allowed No, I’m not talking about profaning the courts. Or then again… What I am talking about is the Supreme Court’s decision today that says the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed…
Posted to Politics by Blog Bloke on June 28, 2005 08:03 PM

Justice For A Justice?
The full press release is here: Justice Souter’s vote in the Kelo vs. City of New London decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax…
Posted to Politics by RJ on June 28, 2005 06:48 PM

Too Good to Be True? Souter to Be Kicked In the Eminent Domain
You know how everyone is all up in arms about the recent Supreme Court decision regarding our property rights and how the government can pretty much tell you to go screw yourself if they want your property? Well I just…
Posted to Politics by Andy Marsh on June 28, 2005 05:44 PM

Supreme Court Fails to Understand Constitution
By Daniel Bearden The Supreme court ruled on Monday that the Ten Commandments may be displayed outside on government property but not inside the courthouse. The liberal Supreme Court has once again relied upon the the false doctrine of…
Posted to Politics by ApathyOnline on June 28, 2005 03:38 PM

Supreme Court in Contempt of the Nation
By Mark YoungOne of the best writers I know questioned whether or not I understood the full scope of the Supreme Court ruling on “The Great Land Grab”. This has been a busy week, and as news broke…
Posted to Politics by ApathyOnline on June 28, 2005 01:16 PM

Groking Grokster
The net is abuzz with the implications of the Grokster case. In case you don’t know, MGM sued Grokster because its P2P file sharing software made possible widespread copyright infringement by Grokster’s users. The case was dismissed, in Grokster’s favor,…
Posted to Politics by Michael D. Bryan on June 28, 2005 02:33 AM (Score: 5)

Supreme Court Decision- Castle Rock vs Gonzales
The United States Supreme Court today ruled in the case TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO v. GONZALES. This case is about a woman who had a restraining order against her estranged husband. …when its police officers, acting pursuant to…
Posted to Politics by SactoDan on June 27, 2005 10:17 PM

bad news: Box Office Slump Good for Hollywood Propaganda
Disappointing business at the box office this past weekend adds to the news-making slump in movie grosses comparative to 2004. Now in a record eighteen-weekend losing streak that finally surpasses the seventeen-weekend rut of 1985, the motion picture industry appears…
Posted to Video by Film Cynic on June 27, 2005 07:04 PM (Score: 2)

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling and The Daily Music and Tech News
Unanimous decision against P2P companies. The U.S. Supreme Court set aside the U.S. appeals court decision that companies could not be held liable for what they’re users did stating, “We hold that one who distributes a device with…
Posted to Music by Katharine Donelson on June 27, 2005 03:13 PM (Score: 5)

How will the Supreme Court’s ruling in Kelo vs. New London affect your city?
Everyone has been talking about the latest ruling from the Supreme Court regarding eminent domain. My concern with the Supreme Court’s ruling is that they seem to be completely ignoring our nation’s history. The framers of the Constitution by…
Posted to Politics by Brad Mills on June 27, 2005 02:16 PM

Mixed decision on Ten Commandments handed down by Supreme Court
Just when you thought it might be a slow news week, maybe hoping, the Supreme Court hands down a decision on the Ten Commandments. In short, don’t bring it inside. The Supreme Court decision, in McCreary County v. American Civil Liberties
Posted to Politics by Temple Stark on June 27, 2005 12:14 PM

Supreme Court Rules Against Grokster
On the last Monday of June, the United States Supreme Court held that the online file-sharing network, Grokster, can be sued if their users illegally share copyrighted materials over the network. The Court has not ruled…
Posted to Music by Justene Adamec on June 27, 2005 11:23 AM

Which party protects “the little people” today?
Much of the electorate in my home and very Blue state of Massachusetts regularly and reflexively votes for the Democratic party, siding with what it believes is the party more concerned with the welfare of the poor, the weak, the…
Posted to Politics by Harry Forbes on June 26, 2005 05:02 PM

Private Property and Public Use
The reaction to the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. New London has generated a wide range of comments, here and elsewhere. It is not surprising, given that the case dealt with taking of private property, that some…
Posted to Politics by Gregg Guetschow on June 26, 2005 11:52 AM

The Supremes Strike Down Property Rights
It’s a thorny issue. And it isn’t as if this country hasn’t dealt with the various issues of private property ownership rights before. During the railroad golden age, the issue of individual property rights had been endlessly debated. The…
Posted to Politics by Patfish on June 26, 2005 10:02 AM

“Liberal” Justices Turn Back Clock … To the Year 1215
You no longer own your own home or have the right to buy one. This is due to an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, approved June 23. No, this amendment didn’t pass both houses of Congress and three fourths…
Posted to Politics by Thomas M. Sipos on June 24, 2005 10:11 AM

Supreme Court’s land grab
The ownership society is working out just nicely. You can own your home as long as the government doesn’t want it for a shopping mall. Thank you very much. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision today backing New London, Conn.’s economic…
Posted to Politics by KOB on June 23, 2005 07:26 PM

Supreme Court Tramples Citizens Rights Again
Contrary to all the fearmongering about the conservative domination of the Supreme Court, we’ve just received another clear message that rather than being dominated by strict constructionists, the court which is the last defense of our Constitutional…
Posted to Politics by Dave Nalle on June 23, 2005 12:04 PM

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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