A Good Quarrel: America's Top Legal Reporters Share Stories by Prof. Timothy R. Johnson, Jerry Goldman

By Prof. Timothy R. Johnson, Jerry Goldman

The country's most sensible criminal journalists touch upon and examine essentially the most vital oral arguments in fresh courtroom historical past

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It’s not totally clear what “temporary ‹nal decision-making power” even means as a legal matter, but it certainly sounded convincing. 5. Thou Shalt Not Suggest That Thou Art Smarter Than Thine Justices. Newdow went to the mat with Justice Kennedy over whether the Pledge of Allegiance can be characterized as a prayer, similar to the prayer in Lee v. Weisman (1992),2 which barred “coercive” religious prayer at a school graduation. Kennedy wrote the decision in that case, yet in Elk Grove, Newdow almost scolded the justice about what constitutes coercion under the Establishment Clause.

A perfect record, albeit for a less-than-perfect performance. Barrett has gone on to ‹ght new battles on behalf of his Nationalist Movement. In 2005, he tried to organize an “Edgar Ray Killen Appreciation Day,” honoring the Ku Klux Klansman convicted of instigating the murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964, infamous murders that formed the basis for the 1988 movie Mississippi Burning. Prior to Killen’s conviction, Barrett also touched off a furor by attempting to set up a booth at the Mississippi State Fair at which Killen would sign autographs and solicit contributions for his defense.

This was not Roe v. Wade, Bush v. Gore, or any precedent-setting af‹rmative action case. But it was nevertheless an important case. And the stage had clearly been set for an interesting morning. 7. 2d 885, 993. , March 31, 1992. Chief Justice William Rehnquist: “We’ll hear arguments ‹rst this morning in Case 91-538, Forsyth County, Georgia v. the Nationalist Movement. Mr. ” The Forsyth County attorney, Robert Stubbs, representing the appellant, was ‹rst up. S. Circuit Court of Appeals had incorrectly invalidated Forsyth County’s parade statute by applying the wrong precedent, Murdock v.

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