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    Re: Supreme Court to hear election case

    Personally, I don't believe that the excuse of "politics" should override the slander/libel laws of the country.

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear election case

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    care to provide a case citation for your claim
    Defamation, Libel and Slander Law

    It's a civil tort (wrong) in which an element MUST be that the person who was slandered or libeled against suffered as a result. (IE: loss of income due to untrue rumors)
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear election case

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Cincinnati case that could decide whether it is constitutional for Ohio election law to prohibit false statements made with malice during an election campaign.
    Is this for real? Candidates want to be able to not just lie, but maliciously lie?
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear election case

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Slander/libel is not speech.
    Repeating something doesnt make it true.


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    Re: Supreme Court to hear election case

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    care to provide a case citation for your claim
    Given that you are a "socialist," Schenck v. U.S. should be known to you. At some point speech turns into action and it is no longer speech.

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear election case

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Given that you are a "socialist," Schenck v. U.S. should be known to you. At some point speech turns into action and it is no longer speech.
    What does a economic position have to do with a civil right?


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    Re: Supreme Court to hear election case

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    What does a economic position have to do with a civil right?
    The recent desire to pretend socialism is economic only is to be ignored.

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    Re: Supreme Court to hear election case

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    The recent desire to pretend socialism is economic only is to be ignored.

    To argue that socialism is more than an economic system is sheer ignorance.


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    Re: Supreme Court to hear election case

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    This is one that should inspire some debate - it is what we are here for, amirite?



    The group which has filed suit in this instance is basically claiming that political lies are "protected speech"

    more from Reuters on the case
    False statements made with malice. I would love to see political campaigns be centered around honest debate of which candidate/s have the best ideas and solutions to problems. I get sick and tired of the political commercials we have today, the mud slinging, the half truths, things taken out of context. To me these things should have no place in a political campaign, but everyone uses them to the max. The idea is to get the electorate to vote against the other guy, not for you.

    Politicians make false statements and accusations all the time. They knowing lie all the time. But for most I think it is not out of malice, it is just to make the other guy look as bad as possible. To paint him like the devil reincarnated. They do this to win elections and after they won, the winner expects the loser to smile and have him and his party to work with you when you attempt to govern. Perhaps this is why we have so much animosity between parties today in Washington.

    But I am sure the framers and founding fathers would have no objections if one candidate called the other a skunk. But I do think they would object to having one candidate calling the other a murderer or say the other candidate rape children and killed old women without proof. I think the word malice is a good restraint on this law. I hope the SCOTUS find this law constitutional, but I doubt that they will.
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    Re: Supreme Court to hear election case

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    It is a form of fraud.
    Clearly you are just trying to twist meaning and fool arround with words.


    Damn you are pathetic.

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