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    Re: ACLU May Reverse Course on Campaign Finance Limits After Supreme Court Ruling

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    ACLU May Reverse Course on Campaign Finance Limits After Supreme Court Ruling - January 24, 2010 - The New York Sun





    I hope that the ACLU stands up for its principles here and listens to Mr. Abrams. A change in course now would severely undermine their credibility.
    As if going after Predator drone strikes doesn't do that forcefully already.
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    Re: ACLU May Reverse Course on Campaign Finance Limits After Supreme Court Ruling

    Quote Originally Posted by nerv14 View Post
    that is a different issue then protecting the first amendment. the ACLU is a civil liberties protection group who protects the first amendment, not a group working to protect society
    They protect for all to have freedom of expresion not just the monied.

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    Re: ACLU May Reverse Course on Campaign Finance Limits After Supreme Court Ruling

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    How will this ruling hurt the country?
    thats another issue. I have been arguing that with some other people for way too long in another thread.

    to put it briefly, organizations with large amounts of money could influence popular opinion on candidates or issues much too strongly if there is no limits on how much one corporation or labor union can contribute. This isn't the thread for that debate though.

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    Re: ACLU May Reverse Course on Campaign Finance Limits After Supreme Court Ruling

    Well, that'll put Oliver Stone plum out of business.
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    Re: ACLU May Reverse Course on Campaign Finance Limits After Supreme Court Ruling

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    ACLU May Reverse Course on Campaign Finance Limits After Supreme Court Ruling - January 24, 2010 - The New York Sun





    I hope that the ACLU stands up for its principles here and listens to Mr. Abrams. A change in course now would severely undermine their credibility.
    They have credibility? Hey, why should they start defending civil liberties now?
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    Re: ACLU May Reverse Course on Campaign Finance Limits After Supreme Court Ruling

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    They have credibility? Hey, why should they start defending civil liberties now?
    They have a pretty decent record if you set aside your partisan perspective. They've made dubious decisions like most groups, but on speech, they're usually quite good.
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    Re: ACLU May Reverse Course on Campaign Finance Limits After Supreme Court Ruling

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The ACLU is going to come down on whichever side of this issue that best supports their Liberal agenda.
    Yeah, like they did when they stuck up for the Nazis, Limbaugh, right-wing Christian groups, and Jerry Falwell.

    For the record, the ACLU filed an amicus brief in support of overturning the law, which the court did.

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