April 22, 1986 |
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the government may label as "political propaganda" three Canadian films on acid rain and nuclear war. The justices said they will hear a Reagan Administration appeal of a ruling that the classification violates free-speech rights protected by the Constitution. The court is not expected to announce a decision until sometime in 1987. "No issue of censorship is involved in this case," Justice Department lawyers argued in the government's appeal.
April 28, 1987 |
The Supreme Court ruled today that the Reagan Administration may label as "political propaganda" three Canadian films on acid rain and nuclear war. By a 5-3 vote, the justices said the label is used "in a neutral and evenhanded manner" and is not intended as censorship. Justice John Paul Stevens, in his opinion for the court, said the federal law authorizing use of the classification for foreign-produced works "has no pejorative connotation."
June 10, 1989 |
In a plea bargain with federal prosecutors, an Egyptian-born rocket scientist pleaded guilty Friday to attempting to smuggle out highly sophisticated missile components to the military of his native country. As Abdelkader Helmy switched his plea to guilty to a single charge in a multicount indictment, U.S. District Judge Raul A. Ramirez noted that Helmy may be required to testify against unspecified officials of the Egyptian government. During questioning of Helmy, the jurist told him, without elaboration, "You could be called on to testify against agents and high-ranking authorities of the Egyptian government."
June 21, 1986 |
Justice Department Tag of Canadian Works as 'Political Propaganda' Is Upheld in Opinion Written by Reagan Nominee to Supreme Court A Washington federal appeals court said Friday that the Justice Department may label as "political propaganda" three Canadian films dealing with the subjects of nuclear war and acid rain. In a 26-page opinion written by Judge Antonin Scalia, whom President Reagan nominated to the U.S.
April 29, 1987 |
The government may officially label foreign films as "political propaganda," the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, concluding that a 1942 law designed to track subversive information coming into the country does not limit the right to free speech. On a 5-3 vote, the high court said that Reagan Administration officials acted legally when they used the law to designate as "propaganda" three Canadian government films on acid rain and nuclear war.
August 11, 1989 |
After considering more than 65 candidates for commissioner earlier this summer, National Football League club owners are now interviewing still others. They are declining to name names, but many of the original candidates are still on the list. This week's developments, through Thursday: --Some of the leading figures in corporate America have been, or will be, contacted at the request of Heidrick and Struggles, the New York search firm employed by the NFL at a cost of $200,000.