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 Post subject: Narrow-mindedness
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:28 pm 
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Reminder to all who edit Supreme Court stories:<p>A decision decided by a 5-4 majority is a close decision.<p>A decision that rests on very specific grounds and thus doesn't create a broad precedent (such as the recent Pledge of Allegiance case) is a narrow decision.<p>Don't confuse the two.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow-mindedness
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:53 pm 
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Seems to me to be a distinction worth knowing and following.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow-mindedness
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:33 pm 
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I concur with Wayne but if we don't know this the community is entitled to have it spelled put for them.


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 Post subject: Re: Narrow-mindedness
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:25 am 
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I posted it because I saw it misused on a couple of websites yesterday. The court's 5-4 decision, holding that suspects must give their names to police, was referred to as "narrow."<p>And it was a very broad decision.


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