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Supreme Court News - What's Missing?

Reported by Donna - June 27, 2005

On Studio B today, Shepard Smith spoke with Judge Napolitano about the recent decisions. Napolitano said what it all comes down to is that the 10 Commandments can be displayed outside of federal property as long as they are outside with other secular displays. It's a no go if it's inside a courtroom by itself.

Smith started to briefly touch on the file sharing ruling, (File sharers can now be sued over copywrited material) but he wanted to talk about the issue that he says has been going on for days. And that was the decision on eminent domain.

Smith said the decision was like one made in socialist countries where bureaucrats can seize property from poor people because the bureaucrats can pay more money and more money in taxes.

Comment: People from both sides of the fences seem to have something to say on the eminent domain question. That a private property owner can now be 'taken over' by another private party has people on both sides voicing their opinions on this. Is it a case of 'socialism' as Smith suggested?

What was strangely missing from this report was the fact that the Supreme Court refused to hear the case on the reporters who are being forced to give up their source(s) in the Valerie Plame case. What was odd was that Ted Olsen was representing the reporters. Seems a high powered Republican lawyer didn't want this information made public.

Though I think the reporters should be able to keep their confidential sources, they may now go to jail for quite a long time due to this ruling, up to 18 months as reported by CNN.

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