Court ruling threatens private ownerships

CNJ Editorial Members of the U.S. Senate got to put a face with a name last week when Susette Kelo came asking for their help. She is the Kelo in Kelo v. City of New London, Conn., a recent Supreme Court decision that freed municipalities to use the power of eminent domain to take property […]

Other High Court rulings signal change for better

Freedom Newspapers If you, like us, are mourning the U.S. Supreme Court’s egregious eminent domain ruling that virtually gives fat-cat developers title to your home, there was some good news from the high court. One ruling allows music producers to go after the pirates who allow everyone and his brother, sister, aunt and uncle to […]

Courts should protect papers from prior review

Freedom Newspapers University newspaper staffs are reeling from a recent federal appellate court ruling upholding administrators’ right to review campus papers with the same authority that the U.S. Supreme Court gave high school principals. The ruling could set up a battle over campus press freedom. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision last month […]

Student publication policy faces revision

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It is a question that Clovis High School English teacher Carol Singletary poses to many of her students: If a story is published, who will it help and who will it hurt? As an adviser for the student newspaper, Purple Press, Singletary believes students should be able to answer […]

Death penalty ruling step in right direction

CNJ staff Civilization has developed an imperfect but constructive system for transitioning error-prone children to responsible adulthood: We designate by law at what ages young people are designated partly and then fully responsible for their actions. Sixteen-year-olds can drive, but not vote or sign contracts. At 18 they are generally recognized as full adults, though […]

Court ruling good news for commerce

The June 7 Supreme Court ruling paving the way for Mexican trucks to operate inside the United States was a long time in coming. In a unanimous decision, the justices declared that President Bush has the authority to open the U.S. border to Mexican trucks without waiting for a court-ordered environmental study (although the study […]

European decision against Microsoft is double jeopardy

Freedom Newspapers Despite the settlement in 2001 of the U.S. antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp., the European Union is continuing its attack on the software firm. In the U.S. case, Microsoft was allowed to continue “tying” — or combining — new software into its Windows operating system. But in the ruling released last week, the […]