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    Supreme Court questions company campaign spending limits

    Wed Sep 9, 2:33 pm ET

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) Corporate spending limits in U.S. political campaigns may be too broad and silence free-speech rights of small businesses like a local hairdresser, Supreme Court conservatives said on Wednesday.

    But the court's four liberals, including new Justice Sonia Sotomayor, said more harm than good could be done by overturning precedents upholding the restrictions on corporations and labor unions.

    The comments came during arguments in a special session to consider ending long-standing limits on corporate and union spending in political campaigns.
    The case involves a 2008 movie critical of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who is now President Barack Obama's secretary of state.

    A lower federal court barred the advocacy group Citizens United from promoting the film, "Hillary: The Movie," ruling it was covered by the laws on campaign advertising, though the group had argued it was a documentary and thus exempt.
    Supreme Court questions company campaign spending limits - Yahoo! News

    Any one else predict a ruling saying that the movie should have been able to be promoted, but without ruling McCain Fiengold unconstitutional?

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    Re: Supreme Court questions company campaign spending limits

    McCain/Feingold should be overturned. It's a horrible piece of abusive trash meant to keep the incumbents in and challengers out. It should have been call The Incumbent Protection Act.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Supreme Court questions company campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Supreme Court questions company campaign spending limits - Yahoo! News

    Any one else predict a ruling saying that the movie should have been able to be promoted, but without ruling McCain Fiengold unconstitutional?
    This should be interesting, I'm surprise that nothing was mention of the Moores 9/11 Crap of a Movie that was ruled not to be a Politcal Add. If I understand the group who is sueing they are citing the Moore Movie as the reason it should have been able to broadcast the movie.

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    Re: Supreme Court questions company campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    McCain/Feingold should be overturned. It's a horrible piece of abusive trash meant to keep the incumbents in and challengers out. It should have been call The Incumbent Protection Act.
    Well then lets go all the way by declaring the Two Party System as illegal also.

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    Re: Supreme Court questions company campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Well then lets go all the way by declaring the Two Party System as illegal also.
    Hello hyperbole.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Supreme Court questions company campaign spending limits

    Can someone tell me the difference between a "Campaign Contribution" & a simple "Bribe?"....I see no difference! (other than BRIBE is shorter, more direct & captures the intent better)
    Last edited by Devil505; 09-09-09 at 07:54 PM.

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    Re: Supreme Court questions company campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Can someone tell me the difference between a "Campaign Contribution" & a simple "Bribe?"....I see no difference!
    That's what lobbyists do, legally bribe our representatives.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Supreme Court questions company campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Can someone tell me the difference between a "Campaign Contribution" & a simple "Bribe?"....I see no difference!
    Practically, probably not enough. Technically, a campaign contribution is money for a candidate whose platform you agree with, while a bribe is money to vote a particular way.

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    Re: Supreme Court questions company campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    That's what lobbyists do, legally bribe our representatives.
    legally is such a stiff term. They do so under the radar of the law, it allows them well more leeway.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Supreme Court questions company campaign spending limits

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Practically, probably not enough. Technically, a campaign contribution is money for a candidate whose platform you agree with, while a bribe is money to vote a particular way.
    I see.....in other words a distinction without a difference!

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