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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Law - 7th Circuit decisions make "decision of the day"

A 7th Circuit decision yesterday, Doe v. Oberweis Dairy, (out of Illinois) by Judge Posner, was selected federal Court of Appeals "Decision of the Day" by the blog of the same name. Access the entry here.

Yesterday's National Coalition of Prayer v. Carter (see ILB entry here) made "Best of the Rest." The Decision of the Day summary:

In this legal battle over Indiana’s do-not-call laws, a Seventh Circuit panel unanimously upholds the statute against a First Amendment challenge by charitable organizations. However, the panel divides on the reasoning. The majority opinion, authored by Chief Judge Flaum, applies a balancing of interests test to reject the plaintiffs’ claims. Judge Williams concurs, arguing that strict scrutiny is the proper approach – i.e., is the statute narrowly tailored to achieve a substantial government objective. But like the majority, she concludes that the statute withstands constitutional challenge.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 29, 2006 10:35 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions