Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Supreme Court Drama

Ok, so maybe it's not drama but I do love a good sarcastic Scalia quote such as this:
Justice Antonin Scalia said he was “a little disoriented.”
“We are dealing with a constitutional provision, are we not, the one that I remember which said Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press?” Justice Scalia asked. He was referring, of course, to the First Amendment.
Scalia said this in reference to Citizens United vs. FEC - the most recent challenge to the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance laws from a few years ago. The case regards "Hillary: The Movie" and the government is actually trying to argue that any movie, book, media backed by corporate dollars should fall under the jurisdiction of McCain-Feingold. Well, thank you greedy government, you might have just handed the American citizens a Supreme Court decision which will give us back some of our first amendment rights!

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