I've only today discovered the SCOTUS ruling of Salinas vs. Texas and want to ensure I understand it and know what to say if I'm ever talking (especially informally) to the police.
discussed, this ruling
determined that unless a person specifically invokes the right to remain silent at any time when speaking with police,
their silence can be used against them.
YANAL, YANML, and I am not looking here to critique this ruling, what I'm looking for is an exact script
to say to the police whenever I'm talking to them. [more inside]
posted by kinetic
on Jun 28, 2013 -
I read that Justice Clarence Thomas made his first remarks ever after 7 years of silence during a Supreme Court session recently. I am curious as to why he stopped speaking during sessions. How does he or does he, ask any questions during a hearing? Does he pass his questions onto another justice? Is he an effective justice without speaking? I'm just curious, not a lawyer.
posted by lasamana
on Jan 18, 2013 -
Conlawfilter: What are the possible ultimate outcomes of the Gill and HHS rulings that just got handed down, and what are your estimates of their respective likelihoods? [more inside]
posted by PMdixon
on Jul 11, 2010 -
Dear US Supreme Court Fans, when will the opinion on Columbia v. Heller be issued? [more inside]
posted by Science!
on Jun 13, 2008 -
what's the name of the little bib-like thing that the women on the U.S. Supreme Court wear?
posted by spiderwire
on Apr 1, 2007 -
How long should I expect to wait in line to see the Supreme Court in session? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF
on Nov 8, 2006 -
Is there a reason one of the existing Supreme Court justices isn't "promoted" to Chief Justice? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on Sep 4, 2005 -
Has the Supreme Court ever reversed a unanimous Supreme Court ruling? How frequently are 8-1 rulings overturned? I'm writing a paper on Brown v. Board of Education
and was wondering whether it was worth it for Warren to press for unanimity given that the "all deliberate speed" clause was added to achieve this, and severely diluted the ruling. [more inside]
posted by alphanerd
on Jul 28, 2004 -
I'm looking for a quote by (I believe) a SCOTUS judge, who said that the purpose of copyright law is to protect the public domain first, and allow exploitation of creative works second.
I lost some of my notes on copyright, and extensive googling has turned up very little. I think Lessig might've referenced it in an interview/post somewhere on the net, but I'm having a hard time locating it. I turn to you, oh great Mefites.
posted by Jairus
on Feb 27, 2004 -