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Tuesday, February 9th
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Friday, February 12th
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The recent Supreme Court arguments regarding the health care lawsuits have sparked numerous calls for a more open court, specifically real-time, or at a minimum, delayed video coverage. But there is apparently some misunderstanding about what anyone actually can, and can’t do relative to news about the court.
For starters, sessions of the court are open to reporters and individuals. To be sure, you can’t record or broadcast the arguments, but there are numerous places, including newspaper, broadcast and internet, that provide transcripts and analysis.
Now, there are two important things you have to remember about the Court:
First, the Supreme Court is just the final step in a process that can take years. But almost all of the original case history is available on innumerable web sites accessible to anyone. So if you want to see briefs, lower court decisions, transcripts and almost every other original document connected with the case, you can. I’ll leave finding them to you, but here’s a hint: Google and Yahoo.
Second, all of the original Supreme Court documents themselves are public. Again, all of the pleadings and arguments are readily available, as are the transcripts, and the audio itself, from the final arguments. And, of course, the final court decisions are widely publicized and available.
Notice I haven’t mentioned the thousands of sites that provide analysis. That’s because all of the analysis is biased and wrong, at least to those who disagree with it. If you want a good laugh, read and compare the comments following stories and analysis on Fox and CNN. Partisans on both sides lash out at the other side, generating a lot of smoke, but absolutely no real insight.
So if you want to really know what the court is doing, you have to read the original documents yourself. And it’s all there. All it takes is a little work, patience and understanding. Qualities that sometimes seem to be in very short supply.
January 30th - BOYS COACHES
February 6th - GIRLS COACHES
February 13th - BOYS COACHES
The Prentice Alsup Heating and Air Coaches Corner fueled by Donut Country airs on NewsRadio WGNS Saturday mornings, beginning at 8am. Bryan Barrett, Jon Dinkins and Monte Hale, Jr. talk to local prep coaches.
RIVERDALE - 8:05am
SMYRNA - 8:25am
BLACKMAN - 8:40am
LA VERGNE - 9:00am
OAKLAND - 9:15am
STEWARTS CREEK - 9:30am
SIEGEL - 9:45am
EAGLEVILLE - 10:00am
MTCS - 10:15am
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