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Re: [CTTE #614907] Resolution of node/nodejs conflict

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <antti-juhani@kaijanaho.fi> writes:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 09:08:25AM +0100, Lars Wirzenius wrote:

>> an analogy with the legal system may make things clearer: the press
>> does not announce every decision made by every judge in a court of law,
>> but it does do so for every decision made by the supreme court, whether
>> the case as such is of general interest or not.

> I doubt that's true, though (unless one includes specialized press such
> as SCOTUSblog in the US).


> Not quite.  Although the US Supreme Court issues less than a hundred
> merits decisions a year, they make a lot more summary decisions (mainly
> denial of certiorari - they exercise their discretion not to hear a
> case) each year, most of which even the courtwatcher press does not
> note.  The numbers are similar, I believe, for the Finnish Supreme
> Court.

Somewhat off-topic, but you're both correct in your own way.  :)  PBS
NewsHour, which is a standard one-hour nightly news program, does indeed
announce every substantive decision of the US Supreme Court, but refusal
to grant cartiorari isn't considered a substantive decision unless there
was some widespread belief that the court would hear the case.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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