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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

  • Protecting Whistleblowers or Shielding Government Wrongdoing? Supreme Court on Journalists and Anonymous Sources

    Judymiller

    The Supreme Court rejected appeals from two journalists–Judith Miller of The New York Times and Matthew Cooper of Time Magazine–who may face jail time for refusing to reveal sources in the leak of the identity of undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame. We take a look at anonymous sources and how journalists used them to sell the war in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • Eminent Domain Ruling: Justices Uphold Taking Property for Private Development

    Eminentdomain

    The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday that cities may seize and demolish private homes–even in non-blighted areas — to make way for shopping malls and other private development. We host a debate with the attorney who argued the case before the Supreme Court on behalf of the homeowners and a spokesperson for the association of cities and towns in the Connecticut. [includes rush transcript]

  • Supreme Court Rules to Hold Internet File-Sharing Companies Liable

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    The Supreme Court ruled that file sharing companies, like Grokster and StreamCast, could be held liable if their product encouraged computer users to illegally share copyrighted material. We speak with an intellectual property lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. [includes rush transcript]

  • Supreme Court Rules Cable Companies Not Required to Share Broadband Lines

    Isp

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that cable companies are not required to share their high-speed Internet broadband networks with rivals. The decision will likely have a major impact on how consumers get their Internet access. [includes rush transcript]

  • Supreme Court Delivers Split Verdict on Ten Commandments Displays

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    The Supreme Court ruled a Ten Commandments monument could remain on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol but that framed wall displays in two Kentucky courthouses violated the First Amendment because officials put them there for religious reasons. [includes rush transcript]

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