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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 192 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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« 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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