US Supreme Court - insanity personified.

The US Supreme court has ruled on a few issues today. The first one I agreed with for a while: they ruled that Ten Commandments displays are not allowed at courthouses. This is fair enough. You should not, ever, link church and State. B*sh needs to learn that lesson. It all looked pretty good for about an hour until the Supreme Court then ruled that Ten Commandments displays could be allowed in State Capitols. D'oh!
Verdict : Supreme Court is insane.

On the second issue, which was obvious, the court has lost its head. They ruled that companies that manufacture software or hardware which facilitates the theft of copyright (such as file-sharing) are now to be held liable. This is really all about the RIAA and the MPAA and their continued insistance that everyone with a computer should be put in jail. But taken at its most basic wording, the US Supreme court has just overturned the Sony Betamax ruling from the 70's and made all electronics manufacturers liable for prosecution. So anyone who makes a VCR, digital camera, analog camera, photocopier, MP3 player, PC, a modem, a cable modem, telephone companies, ISPs - everyone (according to this ruling) can now be prosecuted if you record something off TV, make a copy, or download a file from the Internet.
The RIAA and the MPAA have got to be stopped. They're slaughtering the industries they're supposedly trying to protect.
Verdict : Supreme Court is insane.

The third issue proves that the Supreme Court is in B*sh's pocket : they have ruled 6-3 to allow cable companies to prevent rival ISPs from using their lines, thus killing the idea of competition stone-dead and helping the already deep-pocketed cable companies to rape us for even more money.
Verdict : Supreme Court is insane.

The fourth issue proves that the Supreme Court sides with B*sh on the issue of non-responsibility and removing people's rights, freedoms and protections. The Court ruled that local governments now have no constitutional duty to protect you from people against whom you have a restraining order. In other words, if you've got a restraining order against someone, local governments have no obligation to enforce it. ie. restraining orders have just been rendered null and void.
Verdict : Supreme Court is insane.


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