Re: [CTTE #614907] Resolution of node/nodejs conflict
Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
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 (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>