I'm distinguishing speech from funding campaigns here to clarify that this decision did not remove limitations on direct donations to candidates.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Basically, there was ONE corporation that was allowed to spend unlimited money on political "advertising".
That was the media.
I watched Olberman virtually come unglued over this the other night, and I was thinking, "Hey Keith, you work for a CORPORATION and you're doing EXACTLY what you're saying corporations shouldn't be allowed to do RIGHT NOW!"
The monopoly on this is now gone for the media, and they no likey.
Most definitely an example of judicial activism. But see, unlike you I don't use that phrase as a pejorative.Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
That doesn't change the fact it's judicial activism. Every activist court believes that it's correcting previous mistakes. And sometimes they're right.Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
Well then to clarify: I do not support the McCain-Feingold Act.Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
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I can't. This is important.
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....what was the Plessy v Fergusson case?
Anchovies on Rye?
The court's obeying the Constitution is not judicial activism. Period.
Good thing Bush Appointed Alito and Roberts, eh?
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I think the biggest problem with this, is the tremendous amount of misinformation that is going to come out of this decision. If people couldn't see past the mud in the past, there is no way the average American will understand what the actual issues are in the future. Furthermore, there will be no restriction on what the private groups say, because, as far as I understand it, the ad's and what not count as entertainment, and therefore don't have to be the least bit true. And if groups make movies like the one about Hilary Clinton, then they can be lying through their teeth, and people would believe them, and we wouldn't be able to do anything about it.
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