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Archive for October 2011

A First Amendment Right to Lie?

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The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to review a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision invalidating the “Stolen Valor Act,” which makes it a crime to lie about one’s military service.  In United States v. Alvarez, the court will decide if lying is protected under the First Amendment.  At issue is whether certain types of lies can be criminalized by the U.S. Congress.

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October 17, 2011 at 11:47 am

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An inspiring story.

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October 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

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A Term Like No Other

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A Supreme Court term that occurs during a presidential election year compares to no other.  It will be closely monitored to see what issues it decides to address.  Campaign strategists are particularly interested in any rulings that can be leveraged to secure votes in November 2012 against President Obama and other incumbents.

Undoubtedly, the issues facing the Supreme Court this term are controversial, and any adverse rulings will complement the frustration associated with a poor economy.  Political insiders know that campaigns are about messaging and spin.  With issues like “Obamacare,” immigration enforcement, affirmative action at universities, gay marriage, and state’s rights, the U.S. Supreme Court may be giving campaigns political nuggets that will be difficult for some to swallow.

And they’re off…….

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October 3, 2011 at 10:01 am

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