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So it’s 2009 and here are my predictions: This will be the year that law and politics intersect. I predict that in his first one hundred days President Barack Obama will shut down the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, but not before he grapples with the same tough questions of what to do with the detainees still being held there.
Also, early on, one of the justices will step down, giving Obama an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court almost immediately (and I’m thinking a possible three open seats during Obama’s first term). And speaking of the Supreme Court, the decision last year that words from the grave violate a defendant’s right to confront the witnesses against him will mean a new trial for Mark Jensen in Wisconsin. And this time around, his wife’s letters won’t come into evidence, but all the other stuff will and he’ll be convicted again.
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