Supreme Court Term Review

Cases discussed: Mistretta v. U.S. states that use of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, as defined in the Sentencing Reform Act, is not… read more

Cases discussed: Mistretta v. U.S. states that use of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, as defined in the Sentencing Reform Act, is not unconstitutional as an improper delegation of legislative authority, or as a violation of separation of powers. (Also see Supreme Court Review, 10/08/88) Massachusetts v. Oakes involves the case of a father who took semi-nude photos of his daughter for a modeling portfolio. He was then tried under a Massachusetts law designed to prevent exploitation and sexual abuse of children. The defense argues that the statute is so broad that it could be interpreted in such a way as to prosecute parents who would take pictures of their naked infant. Also, journalists interview Mr. Shaunon, Mr. Vita, Mr. Page and Ms. Kowal. close

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First Aired:
Jan 21, 1989 | 2:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 22, 1989 | 11:18am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jan 21, 1989 | 2:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 21, 1989 | 7:04pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 21, 1989 | 11:32pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 22, 1989 | 11:18am EST | C-SPAN 2
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