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October 30, 2007

Criminal porn and punishments today at the Supreme Court

If you are into criminal porn or criminal punishments, today is a day to keep an eye on the Supreme Court.  This post at SCOTUSblog details the two cases scheduled to be argued this morning:

At 10 a.m, the Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in United States v. Williams (06-694), asking whether a federal ban on pandering material believed to be child pornography is unconstitutional....

At 11 a.m, the Court is scheduled to hear oral argument in Logan v. United States (06-6911), asking whether the Armed Career Criminal Act exempts state convictions for which civil rights were not originally revoked.

In addition, at some point today we ought to get word on whether the Justices will block Mississippi from going forward with a scheduled lethal injection execution (background here and here).

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