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View Diary: Justice Alito's Citizens United Rationalization Tour (64 comments)

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  •  Citizens United makes sense ... (5+ / 0-)
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    DeadHead, VClib, wbr, JohnB47, Actbriniel

    ... if you accept the court's preexisting belief that independent speech cannot corrupt, and therefore it doesn't matter who's saying it. Where CU's logic falls apart is because large "independent" speech isn't really independent and does cause a risk of corruption, and as such should probably be subject to regulation.

    •  Thanks. As you might have noticed (1+ / 0-)
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      I am not a lawyer. (Ya think?)

      I appreciate the discussion, as I am trying to understand what problem existed that needed fixing in such a way that justified the results we ended-up with.

      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
      ~ Jerry Garcia

      by DeadHead on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 04:45:46 PM PST

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