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    Well, kind of. As you all may recall, a federal judge in Detroit found the program to be illegal. The Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit reversed that decision, finding that none of the plaintiffs could prove that they had been harmed by the program and therefore lacked the legal standing to actually challenge the constitutionality of the program.

    The Supreme Court, yesterday, declined to take up the case, which leaves the 6th Circuit case as the current law of the land -- at least for that circuit.

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1
    "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

    Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

    "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost

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    Misleading thread title.

    kah

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Moon Man View Post
      Misleading thread title.

      kah
      That was purposeful.
      "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

      Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

      "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost

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        It is important to note that refusal to hear a case does not constitute agreement with the lower court's decision.

        Also, of the 4 judges in the lower courts who have reviewed the program, Judge Diggs and the three judges of the Sixth Circuit, not one judge has said that the program was legal. Two of the four judges (Diggs and the dissenter in the 6th) say the program is clearly illegal and the other two say did not rule on the legality of the program but on the issue of standing

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hepatitis Dispenser View Post
          It is important to note that refusal to hear a case does not constitute agreement with the lower court's decision.

          Also, of the 4 judges in the lower courts who have reviewed the program, Judge Diggs and the three judges of the Sixth Circuit, not one judge has said that the program was legal. Two of the four judges (Diggs and the dissenter in the 6th) say the program is clearly illegal and the other two say did not rule on the legality of the program but on the issue of standing
          Keep us posted.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hepatitis Dispenser View Post
            It is important to note that refusal to hear a case does not constitute agreement with the lower court's decision.
            Well, it does keep the precedential value of the lower court's decision intact.
            "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

            Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

            "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Moon Man View Post
              Misleading thread title.

              kah
              You just can't let it go...

              "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
              Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
              -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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