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Wednesday, December 03, 2003

More on Earnhardt: From FindLaw, an article on the Supreme Court declining to hear the appeal concerning the Earnhardt autopsy photos.

Update: The Supreme Court today held oral argument on a different case involving autopsy photos, this one concerning the photos of Vincent Foster, a former White House attorney. This is most likely the reason the Court declined to hear the Earnhardt case, as it would probably be largely repetitive.

The difference between the cases seems to be the right on which the claim is based. In the Foster case, the claimed right is the Freedom of Information Act and in the Earnhardt case it is the 1st Amendment right to freedom of the press.


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