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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Court Limits Police Access

The following makes my earlier post from The Onion a bit funnier (well, sadder, actually), just in case you didn't hear about it first.

From the AP:

Court Limits Police Access
Roberts writes his first dissent on warrants case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that police cannot search a home when one resident invites them in but another tells them to go away, provoking an objection from the new chief justice about the possible effect on battered women. The 5-3 decision put new limits on officers who want to search for evidence of a crime without first obtaining a warrant.If one occupant tells them no, the search is unconstitutional, justices said.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote his first dissent, predicting severe consequences for women who want police to come in but are overruled by abusive husbands.


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