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Supreme Court won't hear do-not-call challenge

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court refrained from granting certiorari in any new cases on the first day of its 2004 term Monday. Prominent among the cases the Court declined to hear were American Teleservices Association v. FTC, where telemarketing groups challenged the federal do-not-call registry (AP has more) and Moore v. Judicial Inquiry Commission of the State of Alabama, where former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore challenged the state court's decision to remove him from office for defying a federal order to dismantle a Ten Commandments monument (AP has more).

The Court also declined to waive its rules to allow a challenge to the US detention of Saddam Hussein based on international law and the Fifth Amendment right not to be arbitrarily detained (AP has more) and let stand a ruling that Visa and MasterCard violated antitrust law by barring their member banks from issuing credit cards to rival credit card networks (Reuters has more). Read the Court's full Order List [PDF].

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