October 2nd, 2008

I Miss America

Sister about to arrive, and: Supreme Court Meme

I about crapped my pants this morning when I ran my sister's flight through the "Where is it now?" feature on United's site and found that her plane landed two hours earlier. This was bad because I as at work. I then called the airline frantically and found out that they'd changed the number for her flight. Whew. ETA: 1:15 PM today. Yay!

Work is quiet still but I keep expecting the storm to hit any second. But since it hasn't:

This is in the run-up to the VP debate tonight.

"As evidenced by Katie Couric, Sarah Palin is unable to name any Supreme Court Case other than Roe v. Wade.

The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historical your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN lj to spread the fun."

Off of the top of my head, I very easily came up with Brown vs. the Board of Education, and I should be able to come up with the Miranda that Miranda rights came from. However, I am rather more frequently finding myself thinking of Worcester v. Georgia of late, in which a president of the United States blatantly ignored the Supreme Court's mandate. When I read about this in high school, I was shocked that such a thing had happened, but it seems that this administration may get there yet, a membership in the lowest rungs of the American history books. (Not that I don't think it qualifies pretty well as is. Trials for crimes against humanity, anyone?)

While researching this, I found a good NY Times Magazine article on Harry Blackmun. Read and enjoy.