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CAPITOL VIEW

By Pat Nolan, Senior Vice President, DVL Public Relations

June 27, 2008

RITES OF SUMMER

It's become an almost annual rite of summer.

After hearing cases from the first Monday in October until well into the spring, the U.S. Supreme Court winds up its term each year by issuing numerous decisions just when summer arrives. And they are usually decisions rendered in the most controversial of cases.

That's what happened again this year.

In fact, the Supremes may have outdone themselves this term with their opinions touching off new debates in several hot-button issue areas such as: the right to bear arms; capital punishment and child rape; campaign finance reform and millionaire candidates; habeus corpus rights for enemy combatants; the limits of punitive damages in environmental cases among other decisions.

This week on INSIDE POLITICS we will focus on the recent Supreme Court term and its decisions. As our guests, we could not have two better experts to join us than Vanderbilt constitutional law professor Jim Blumstein and Nashville attorney and constitutional expert David Raybin.

 Join us as these two explain how these decisions will impact our lives and our politics in the months and years to come.

INSIDE POLITICS can be seen every weekend on the NewsChannel5 Network.

Friday (June 27)

7:00 PM, NewsChannel5 Plus, Comcast Channel 50

Saturday (June 28)

5:00 AM, NewsChannel5 Plus

5:30 PM, NewsChannel5 Plus

Sunday (June 29)

5:00 AM, NewsChannel5 (WTVF-TV) and NewsChannel5 Plus

12:30 PM, NewsChannel5 Plus

Don't forget, if you don't have cable or can't see or tape the show on the main channel Sunday morning, excerpts of the show will be posted here on NewsChannel5.com within a few days after the weekend's broadcast. You can find previous broadcasts of INSIDE POLITICS here on the site as well.


NewsChannel 5 thanks Pat Nolan for providing this column every week. Mr. Nolan's commentary reflects his own opinions, not those of the NewsChannel 5 Network.  Comments about Capitol View should be sent to Pat Nolan directly via email at pat.nolan@dvl.com .

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