- Getting it right
- The Supreme Court has ruled against the display of the biblical Ten Commandments inside courtrooms.
- Getting it wrong
- The Supreme Court has ruled against companies that run file-sharing services in cases of copyright infringement by users.
Although the first ruling was a victory for advocates of the separation between Church and State, the justices said that certain monuments, like the six-foot granite monument outside the Texas Capitol, could remain. So really, they only got it half right.
The second ruling is a major blow for the many technology companies that run or sell file-sharing services. It is akin to prosecuting blank VHS manufacturers if their tapes are used to illegally distribute movies. This ruling is nothing short of insanity.