Monday, December 11, 2006

Supreme Court case`

As I predicted, the Supreme Court's "button in the courtroom" case was a quick-and-easy (and unanimous) reversal of a Judge Reinhardt opinion that had held that a defendant had been deprived of a fair trial due to the fact that the murder victim's brother wore a button with the victim's picture on it. In a brief 3.5 pages, Justice Thomas's majority opinion makes quick work of Reinhardt's conclusion that, by allowing the defendant's brother to wear the button, the state courts had violated clearly established federal constitutional law.


Blogger Scrutineer said...

This inappropriately reminds me of the line, "They have a button, and they want to make a suit out of it."

11:47 AM  

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