Thursday, October 13, 2005

More Recommended Reading

As we mentioned earlier, Jeremy Gunn, director of the national ACLU's Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, is a guest blogger this week on TPMCafe. Today's entry, about intelligent design and slipping science standards in the United States, is an interesting perspective on the issue.

And as always, for a unique take on the trial, check out the latest from the York Daily Record's Mike Argento, Dover statement bombs, even in Canada. It's probably the only story on the trial to date to include the phrase "a rat’s hindquarters."

Finally, somehow we missed the York Dispatch's article on Monday speculating on whether or not this case will end up in the US Supreme Court.

5 Comments:

Blogger FishyFred said...

"The school district hasn't yet begun to present its case in the U.S. Middle District trial, but Thompson said he's counting on the Supreme Court's new lineup to be beneficial to his case if it makes it there."

What does that say about his case and our country?

Does anyone know who decides what cases are heard before the Supreme Court? I had heard that each justice was responsible for one part of the country... or something.

8:07 PM  
Blogger The Central Pennsylvania Abolitionist said...

It's my understanding that the justices decide together.

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The justices all vote after hearing the case. The majority select one of themselves to write the opinion, which then has the effect of law. The minority justices may choose to write one or more dissenting opinions, which are a matter of record (and may influence future decisions).

Often the justices will simply choose not to hear a case (80 to 1 in fact).

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Each Justice reviews all appeals and if four of them vote to hear a case then it is scheduled for oral argument. After the arguments, they vote on the decision and the majority and minority write opinions.

4:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On what basis would the supreme court take this case?

Has anything been presented here that threatens Edwards?

I think not

1:11 AM  

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