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    Mitch McConnell to Argue Free Speech Case Before Supreme Court

    Mitch McConnell to Argue Free Speech Case Before Supreme Court

    Monday, 07 Oct 2013 06:34 AM
    By Elliot Jager






    ...It's not every day a U.S. senator pleads his case before the Supreme Court, but Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader from Kentucky, is scheduled to do just that for ten minutes Tuesday morning....

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    So far the court has distinguished between types of contributors ostensibly to block individuals from overtly buying political favors. Under current law, a citizen can contribute up to $48,600 to all federal candidates combined during an election cycle.....


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    Looks like Mitch might want to sell himself to the highest bidder.

    I have to wonder what it would be like to own a politician.

    What do you all think about individuals being able to buy a politician ?

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    Re: Mitch McConnell to Argue Free Speech Case Before Supreme Court

    I think it's very unlikely he'll win this one, and the journalist who wrote the article isn't too bright, suggesting that the court is likely to overturn this one just because it overturned other limits. The other limits were on people spending their own money for their own purposes, not donating money directly to a candidate. Huge difference.

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    Re: Mitch McConnell to Argue Free Speech Case Before Supreme Court

    If I could buy a politician I would enforce a dress code on my employee:

    Hippie.jpg

    just to be an ass

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    Re: Mitch McConnell to Argue Free Speech Case Before Supreme Court

    This is "Son of Citizens United". It has a great chance to win.
    McConnell is a lot of things but stupid is not one of them.
    This win would seal his reelection.

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    Re: Mitch McConnell to Argue Free Speech Case Before Supreme Court

    I don't think it will win, since giving money to someone else is not speech. Using money to buy an ad is speech.

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    Re: Mitch McConnell to Argue Free Speech Case Before Supreme Court

    I think the SCOTUS pretty much determined that money speaks louder than words and qualifies as free speech with their ruling on Citizens United.

    Nimby is right, McConnell is not a stupid man and he stands a good chance of winning his case simply because of who is on the court.

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    Re: Mitch McConnell to Argue Free Speech Case Before Supreme Court

    Number one, like I've said before, I'll believe a corporation is a person when Texas executes one. Number two, Citizens United is horrible because it commodified speech. It literally put a price on FREE speech. Also, anyone can say anything, but those who pay and pay handsomely will be heard.

    Another reason to despise the cretin from Kentucky...

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    Re: Mitch McConnell to Argue Free Speech Case Before Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Number one. like I've said before, I'll believe a corporation is a person when Texas executes one. Number two, Citizens United is horrible because it commodified speech. It literally put a price on FREE speech. Anyone can say anything, but those who pay and pay handsomely will be heard.

    Another reason to despise the cretin from Kentucky...
    lol wow, I actually agree with you on both points. I loved your line...."I'll believe a corporation is a person when Texas executes one"

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    Re: Mitch McConnell to Argue Free Speech Case Before Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    lol wow, I actually agree with you on both points. I loved your line...."I'll believe a corporation is a person when Texas executes one"
    See? I'm quite agreeable when you agree with me...

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    Re: Mitch McConnell to Argue Free Speech Case Before Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    Number one, like I've said before, I'll believe a corporation is a person when Texas executes one. Number two, Citizens United is horrible because it commodified speech. It literally put a price on FREE speech. Also, anyone can say anything, but those who pay and pay handsomely will be heard.

    Another reason to despise the cretin from Kentucky...
    Hey, knew there was a first time I'd agree with Chez.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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