June 6, 2005

"It's crunch time for some of high court's biggest decisions."

Joan Biskupic has this in USAToday. (Via How Appealing.)
Among the cases to be decided are those that test whether certain public displays of the Ten Commandments are unconstitutional; whether states may legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes; and whether companies that produce Internet file-sharing programs can be held liable for illegal copying by consumers.
I hope we get something big today.


EddieP said...

I'm fairly neutral on the Ten Commandments issue though I lean toward keeping them off public property. Not so much because they are an "establishment of religion", but because every Tom, Dick, and Mohammed is going to want his stuff posted in the courthouse too!

On medical marijuana, I'm for it and the eventual decriminalization of recreational drugs too.

Copyrighted material should be protected for say 7 to 10 years, then become "public domain".

I recognize that my opinions may not address the specific issues being debated.

Sloanasaurus said...

IMHO, Displays of the ten Commandments should be outlawed if they are overt displays of religion. Obviously, deciding whether something is overt is the problem. However, at this point the Ten Commandments have become so non-religious, that I would hope the bar is set very high. Having the Ten Comandments in a Court house should offend no one. The Ten Commandments are an original source of laws. Besides, the atheists out there can just pretend that the words "Lord" or "God" actually say Marx or Mao. This way we can all be happy.