The Democrats claims the redistricting plan was unconstitutional based on the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. It was decided on April 28, 2004, that the Court decided not to intervene because there wasn’t a proper solution the courts could make. Justice Scalia that a solution did not exist. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that he believed the Court should not give up to finding
WASHINGTON (CNN/Money) - The government hammered away at Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates in court Tuesday, attempting to portray him as an unreliable witness. And at one point Gates offered to alter his sworn testimony, landing a solid blow against Microsoft's position. The courts have found that Microsoft violated antitrust laws. The current hearings, under U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, will decide what restrictions will be imposed on Microsoft as a remedy for that illegal behavior. Gates has repeatedly complained that the remedies under consideration would be technically impossible to comply with or would force Microsoft to withdraw its Windows operating system from the market and force widespread layoffs at the company.
Sanford case was one of the worst decisions made by the Supreme Court in history. After reading and learning all about the case completely, I came to the conclusion that the Scott family should have been granted their freedom in the first place and should have never had the ruling overturned by the Missouri Court system. The Supreme Court decision against Dred Scott consisted of a few flaws that took away from Scott’s chance at ever becoming a citizen of the United States. Based on the time period, in my opinion I believe the Court’s substantive decision to go against Dred Scott was made to protect the country, but was highly influenced by the “slightly” flawed legal reasoning of Chief Justice Roger
The U.S. District Court for the District of Eastern Michigan said that Proposal 2 did not violate the 14th amendment. The decision was appealed and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit initially decided that it was unconstitutional, eventually being agreed upon by the full Sixth Court. Michigan’s Attorney General, Bill Schuette, reques... ... middle of paper ... ... the Constitution did not outline for groups to receive more attention than others nor provide different degrees of equal protection and that thinking this way would give the Supreme Court more power than the Constitution allots it. (Affirmative Action, plato.stanford.edu). The reasons that the Medical School provided were dismissed by Powell as the school was discriminating and that it did not provide enough evidence to support its special programs.
On the Citizens United, the court ruled against the desired disparity treatment of fourth estate corporations. It argued that the case did not befit the allowance provided in the First Amendments. Moreover, the court declined the views of the corporations that Amendment originally sanctioned the suppression of the corporations’ political statements. Additionally, the court realized that Austin impeded the facts of ‘open marketplace” guarded by the First Amendment. Therefore, the government’s opinion did not influence the court on two imminent matters.
Just as slavery, prayer in public schools was found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court when it was proven as such to the members of the Supreme Court. Just because a practice is followed for so many years does not deem it as correct or valid. Therefore (1). In Geisler's seventh argument he states that the court's outlaw of prayer has a direct correlation with moral decline. Geisler's argument can be proven invalid by examining it through the use of the method of difference.
Stevens also feared that the Courts opinion can only offer credibility to the most pessimistic judgment of the work of judges throughout the land. Hughes referred to the Courts notorious pro-slavery decision in Dred Scott vs Sandyford its disapproval to paper money in the legal tender cases in 1869 and its nullification of the first peacetime federal income tax in 1895. Hughes metaphor is remembered mainly in connection with his explanations about Dred Scott, and many of the Courts have predicted that Bush vs Gore will have the same lasting notoriety. Criticism of the Court is almost only absent from the popular media and there... ... middle of paper ... ...eme Court ordered a statewide verification of votes. The day after the Florida Supreme Court had ordered a verification, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a momentary stay in enforcing the Florida Supreme Court's order.
Now it comes full circle with George W. Bush (2001-present). There is one classic book that was too obscene for the conservatives so they banned it. The book was The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. It was placed on the banned list twice and has been twice removed. The first time it was banned in 1965 by the NAACP because it used the word nigger too many times, then in 1984 because a black alderman found the books language offensive.
CNN argued that the lawsuit be dropped due to California’s anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) statute. The statute “provides a means to dismiss a complaint arising from activity exercising free speech or petition rights at an early stage” (Carter, 2014). The magistrate denied the request reasoning being that GLAD’s request for closed-captioning for their short clips did not involve free speech (Carter, 2014) On February 5, 2014 the 9th Circuit Court sided in favor of CNN in regards to the class action law suit. GLAD was unable to provide proof of discrimination on CNN’s part. A panel of three judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a magistrate judge’s ruling that required CNN’s website videos to provide closed-captioning.
Is Microsoft a Done Deal Part 1 On Thursday October 31, 2001, Microsoft and the Justice Department announced that they have reached an agreement on the antitrust case a final hearing will be held on November 2, 2001. This all started in 1999 when a federal judge found that Microsoft has illegally abused its monopoly power in the marketplace for operating systems. Once the agreement was announced stocks lifted. This announcement helped out struggling tech companies such as Broadcom and IBM. Both of these stocks rose over a dollar.