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    Cases discussed: Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier concerns a Supreme Court 5 to 3 ruling that public school officials can determine the content of school newspapers and other…

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    Book Discussion on Price Waterhouse v. Ann B. Hopkins

    The attorneys who argued the case discussed Price Waterhouse v. Ann B. Hopkins, the Court’s most recent decision on sexual discrimination in the workplace. In its decision, the…

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    Justice Brennan's Tenure on the Court

    Last summer Justice William Brennan resigned from the Supreme Court for health reasons. Mr. Sofaer, counsel for the Department of State, and Mr. Lyons discussed the former…

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    Cases discussed: Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier seeks to determine if First Amendment freedom of the press rights extend to high school newspapers. Hazelwood is compared to the Tinker…

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    Cases discussed: The focus is on Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell. The Court faces the question of whether Rev. Jerry Falwell should be awarded damages for a parody in Hustler…

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    Cases discussed: Honig v. Doe discusses whether public schools can exclude handicapped students from classrooms. Watson v. Ft. Worth Bank considers whether a whole new kind of…

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    Flag Desecration: U.S. v. Haggerty

    The guests discussed issues surrounding the flag burning cases, U.S. v. Haggerty and U.S. v. Eichman. These cases force the Court to consider the constitutionality of the Flag Protection…

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    Regulation of Banks: U.S. v. Thomas Gaubert

    The guests discussed current issues before the Supreme Court and focused on the case U.S. v. Thomas Gaubert, which addresses the suing of the U.S. government for causing the insolvency of a…

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    Miranda Laws: Minnick v. Mississippi

    Dr. Greenhalgh discussed the Supreme Court case Minnick v. Mississippi, which reaffirmed the decision of the Supreme Court in Edwards v. Arizona of 1981. In Minnick, the Court is…

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    Cases discussed: Discussion focused on Thompson v. Oklahoma. Oklahoma defends its right to execute a convicted murderer who was a juvenile at the time of the crime. Pennell v. San Jose

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    Sex Discrimination: Johnson Controls

    Two Supreme Court reporters discussed the International Union v. Johnson Controls case which was argued that week. The case concerns a company policy of barring certain jobs to female…

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    Cases discussed: Drug testing laws are considered, specifically in reference to federal and public transportation employees, and related to current drug cases before the Court. The…

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    Cases discussed: A child abuse case, DeShaney v. Winnebago County revolved around whether or not the county was negligent in not coming to the aid of a child whose father was known to be…

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    Supreme Court Review

    Opinions handed down in the final week of the 1987-88 term are discussed. Juvenile death penalty: Thompson v. Oklahoma. Due process and right to a fair trial: Coy v. Iowa. Separation…

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    Cases discussed: Karcher v. May concerns New Jersey’s “moment of silence” statute. The law required public schools to observe a one minute moment of silence for…

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    Drug Possession Laws: Harmelin v. Michigan

    Ms. Johnson and Mr. Thompson discussed Harmelin v. Michigan, an Eighth Amendment challenge to a Michigan statute that gives a life sentence without parole for possession of…

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    Cases discussed: Burnley v. Rlea involves the testing of railroad employees suspected of drug use. This case stems from the New Jersey train wreck which was caused by a rail…

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    Supreme Court Review

    Cases discussed: The following highlights from the 23 cases handed down by the Court this week are discussed: Texas v. Johnson involved the Court’s decision to strike down a Texas law…

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    Separation of Church and State: Mergens

    The Supreme Court recently decided the case of Mergens v. Westside Schools. Students at the Nebraska school had wanted permission for a Bible Club which could meet and be officially…

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    Miranda Laws: Minnick v. Mississippi

    Ms. Campbell and Mr. Epstein discussed the addition of Justice David Souter, the reasons for the Court’s light docket, and Minnick v. Mississippi. Fetal care, free speech…

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