Jewish World Review June 25, 2003 / 25 Sivan, 5763
More creative decisions expected from Supreme Court
After the Supreme Court's mixed decision on affirmative action in university admissions, legal scholars expect more innovative rulings on other issues later this week.
The justices ruled that the 14th amendment to the Constitution may be set aside in certain circumstances to ensure that underqualified minority students will enrich the intellectual atmosphere at universities.
Legal scholars expect the following decisions from the nation's court on Thursday:
Sodomy: Court will rule that homosexuals may do whatever they want, with whomever they wish in the privacy of their own homes, as long as they're not receiving Federal funding for those acts. If they do receive Federal funding for their homosexual behavior, they must ensure that their partners come from all racial minorities. Women must always be represented in proportion to their numbers in the general population. Lawrence v. Texas, 02-102.
Free speech: Justices will decide that corporations may lie in public relations campaigns because the nation has a compelling interest to maintain the viability of the PR industry. Nike v. Kasky, 02-575.
Death penalty: A Maryland inmate claims inexperienced lawyers mishandled his trial. Court will rule that a person sentenced to death due to botched legal work must be put to death by a rookie executioner. Wiggins v. Smith, 02-311.
Minority voting: In a 5-4 decision, justices will say that Congressional district boundaries may shift in realtime to assure that certain racial groups maintain their local majorities, even if all the members of such group move out of the district. Georgia v. Ashcroft, 02-182.
Enjoy this writer's work? Why not sign-up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.
JWR contributor Scott Ott publishes the satirical website ScrappleFace.com, whose motto is "News fairly unbalanced. We report. You decipher." Comment by clicking here.
06/24/03: Palestinian Bomb Explodes Early: No Virgins Await
06/23/03: Kerry to Block Court Nominees Who Had No Abortions
06/11/03: French tourism plunges after WoodyAllen ads
06/10/03: Muslim illegal immigrants demand American homeland
06/03/03: FCC: Readerless Papers May Buy Viewerless Stations
06/02/03: Sean Penn's NYTimes ad boosts Mescaline sales
05/22/03: Lieberman Proposes Govt. Agency to Cut Bureaucracy
05/21/03: Republicans Raise Money to Help Gephardt Miss Votes
05/19/03: Wal-Mart to offer more books that few people read
05/13/03: DNC Devises New Strategy to Attract Donors
05/09/03: Dems: New Filibuster Rule Unfairly Targets us
05/08/03: Drug Makers End Video Deal with News Anchors
05/06/03: Failure to Find Saddam Proves He Never Existed
05/01/03: Clinton still humbly serving his country
04/29/03: Hillary Clinton Memoir Tops Harry Potter
04/28/03: Coalition Hires British Paper to Dig for Evidence
04/22/03: NOW Defends Scott Peterson's Right to Choose
04/15/03: Shroud of CNN Missing from Baghdad Museum
04/14/03: Pelosi praises U.S. troops for defending immorality
04/11/03: Chirac Apologizes for Applauding Fall of Saddam
04/07/03: United Nations Holds 'Grand Re-Opening' Event
04/07/03:Chemical agent found at Iraqi Information Ministry
04/04/03: War Provides Terrorists Long-Awaited Motive
04/01/03: Lieberman won't promote gay marriage on Sabbath
03/31/03: Lennon joins dead celebs opposed to war
03/28/03: New War Show Lets Audience Call Shots
03/26/03: U.S. offers Iraq Russian-made equipment
03/24/03: Decapitation attack on 'peace movement' succeeds
03/20/03: Gulf War, a golf war? U.S. presses to end war before Masters Tourney
03/19/03: France proposes using metric hours for ultimatum
03/18/03: Airport screeners halt Hussein exodus
03/17/03: Encryption experts work to decipher Kaptur comment
03/14/03: U.S. to Return Statue of Liberty to France
03/13/03: CIA Leaks Again: Shhh! Don't tell bin Laden
03/12/03: "We're damaging these homes and vehicles as a form of political speech"
03/11/03: Bush caves in to Russian and French veto
03/07/03: Speechless: U.N. delegates await translation of Bush remarks
03/06/03: Moseley-Braun Drops Hyphen, Hopes for Sponsor Deal
03/05/03: Bush Admits to Belafonte's 'Possessed of Evil' Charge
03/04/03: Powell continues 'saber rattling' in Pakistan interview
03/03/03: Daschle demands release of top al Qaeda operative
02/28/03: Rather to interview prez on same terms as Saddam
02/27/03: U.S. accepts Saddam's latest proposal
02/26/03: 'Win Without War' releases new talking points
02/25/03: Blix orders Iraq to destroy 'human shields'
02/24/03: Secret U.S. Plan for Cyber-War to Feature Windows XP
02/21/03: Gephardt insists he's really running for President
02/20/03: French President changes name to 'Chiraq'
02/19/03: Chirac offers new EU members 'Freedom of Silence'
02/18/03: Meteorologist Fired for "Positive" Snow Report
© 2003, Scott Ott