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InfoMinister Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:47 AM
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Supreme Court Cases That Have Affected Americans
I'm listening to this morning show on 99X and they're having a debate on what Supreme Court rulings have directly affected the average American in a negative way. Toucher is arguing with another host and he's saying by next week he'll have a whole list of stuff. The other guy thinks that the Supreme Court doesn't matter to the average person. Anyway, you can send him an e-mail at toucher@99x.com and give him some examples he can use. I honestly don't know specific examples of cases to send him.
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harlinchi Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:52 AM
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1. How 'bout Dred Scott? Plessy vs Ferguson? n/t
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:54 AM
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2. Or on the positive side
Brown Vs. Board of Education.

I'm sure there are websites that have done this however. It's easy enough to look at some business case that gets decided against the American peple and not see a direct connection to our individual lives. But each such case makes us a little less safe in our workplaces, makes us a little less safe from faulty products, makes our environment a little (or a lot) worse, and so on and so forth.

Bryant
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:17 AM
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3. We can all order wine over the phone now. And don't forget Bush v Gore! n/
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:19 AM
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4. But what can we order wine to do?
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:03 AM
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5. Buck v. Bell, authored by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Supreme Court legitimized state laws that allow the state to sterilize you without your consent. No, this is in America, not Hitlerland. And it's still in effect as the decision has not been overturned.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:06 AM
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6. Then there's that eminent domain case
Got a house? Does some corporation want to drop a strip mall on top of it? Be afraid...
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