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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Free Speech, Campaign Finance and the Recent Supreme Court Ruling

Laws curtailing free speech in the face of the first amendment is actually more complicated than the hyperbole would indicate, as GG explains.

Actually, I think Congressman Grayson has an excellent idea: "You won't have any more senators from Kansas or Oregon, you'll have senators from Cheekies and Exxon. Maybe we'll have to wear corporate logos like Nascar drivers."

Frankly, I think that as grotesque as that sounds, at least it would be more honest.

More legal opinions on the case can be seen here at Balkinization.

1 Comments:

Blogger engineer said...

These votes always have the same characteristic: close. This is arranged in the back room. Who gets off? Draw straws, maybe. Dice?

Same in congress. 49 percent Dems allowed to look good, while going down, on legislation in favor of Big Pharmy, war funding allocations, etc.

Gee, we lost!

And in popular elections, so easy. Citizens are naturally divided along 50-50 lines. So easy to swing with the TV propaganda.

But that is "democracy". Screw you 49 percent!

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