- MGM v. Grokster: Putting profits above people, the SCOTUS has decided that only the movie and music industries should be free to innovate. Companies like Grokster, who don't actively try to restrict the features available to their users, should be punished if one listens to the SCOTUS. At least the Betamax decision wasn't overturned.
- Kelo et al v. City of New London: Also known as "taking land from individuals to give to private corporations who pay off the right people." Not much more to be said here, except for that I hope that construction on the Lost Liberty Hotel starts soon.
- National Cable & Telecommunications Association et al. v. Brand X Internet Services et al.: God, do I hate it when I wind up agreeing with Microsoft. Well, this decision basically says that since broadband carriers are not "common carriers," they are not responsible for encouraging competition. Disney and Microsoft have joined the ACLU in saying that this descision is bad for consumers.
- Van Orden v. Perry: Revisiting the 10 Commandments for the first time in a quarter-century, the SCOTUS managed to screw it up on their grand revisiting, by ensuring that a religious monument can be proudly and boldly displayed on state property in Texas.
- McCreary County, Kentucky, et al. v. ACLU et al.: As long as the Commandments aren't in the courthouse itself, that is. The SCOTUS is nothing if not consistant, eh? Oh, and let's not forget to invoke 9/11 when things don't go our way, right, Scalia?
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
The Supreme Court has been busy. In the past several days, there have been no less than five actions taken that fly in the face of liberty, law and human dignity.