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The Supreme Court and the 'Oughts

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I'm continuing my list of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions, year by year. Today, we turn the corner into a new millennium. Still as subjective as ever.

2000: Bush v. Gore -- equal protection clause and county-by-county voting rules

2001: Good News Club v. Milford Central School -- establishment clause and school-sanctioned clubs

2002: Zelman v. Simmons-Harris -- establishment clause and school vouchers

2003: Sell v. United States -- forced medication of a defendant charged with non-violent offenses, doesn't necessarily violate due process.

2004:  Austria v. Altmann -- sovereign immunity, Nazi theft of art

2005: Kelo v. New London -- eminent domain

2006: eBay v. MercExchange -- injunctions and patent infringement -- patent trolling?

2007: Weyerhauser v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood -- antitrust and predatory bidding

2008: Stoneridge Inv. Partners v. Scientific-Atlanta -- securities fraud 3d parties

2009: Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts -- expert witnesses & confrontation


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