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Question: The USA PATRIOT ACT is challenged and reaches the Supreme Court.  How is it ruled?
Constitutional; law upheld   -16 (76.2%)
Unconstitutional; law overturned   -4 (19%)
Other   -1 (4.8%)
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Total Voters: 21

Author Topic: SCOTUS Scenario #2  (Read 307 times)
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« on: April 27, 2012, 01:55:09 pm »
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Discuss.

Please only vote on what you think would happen under the current judges, not what you want to happen.
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 02:00:39 pm »
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See #1 answer.
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Our numbers are dwindling. Our words are confused.
Some of them have been twisted by the enemy
until they can no longer be recognized.

Now what is wrong, or false, in what we have said?
Just some parts, or everything?
On whom can we still rely? Are we survivors, cast
away by the current? Will we be left behind,
no longer understanding anyone and being understood by no one?
Must we rely on luck?

This is what you ask. Expect
no answer but your own.


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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 03:03:31 pm »
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Option 1 would be the ruling, Option 2 is what should happen.
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 09:48:39 pm »
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Option 1, most likely 9-0 although I could see Thomas or one of the liberals dissenting.
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 10:10:42 pm »
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The PATRIOT Act as a whole would not be a court case. It could only be challenged on a specific grounds, for a case that would only deal with those elements of the law. In fact it has been, in Holder vs Humanitarian Law Project, and the court upheld restrictions on communications with terrorist groups, 6-3.
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