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  •  I saw a post about that (12+ / 0-)

    passed it on to a North Carolingian I know who's done some voter protection, so it, the voter ID and limits on early voting and felony restoration are all squared away now.  I'm not too concerned because State Sen. Buck Newton cannot possibly be the name of a real person.

    I am intrigued by this looking at nipples law.  Is this some sort of breastfeeding thing?  It might just be unconstitutional to feed a child anything not made from barbecue in North Carolina, though surely a lot of breast milk covers that.

    Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

    by Loge on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 09:30:17 AM PDT

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    •  No we must prevent women from exposing.. (6+ / 0-)

      their areola as a form of protest.

      Exposing it in a strip joint is OK.

      The highest form of spiritual practice is self observation with compassion.

      by NCJim on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 10:03:38 AM PDT

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      •  mmm (4+ / 0-)
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        whatever these women are protesting, I'm also against.

        Not sure this quite rises to the level of vote suppression or official establishment of religion, but not a good use of the legislature's time.  Isn't the state literally drowning in hog shit?

        Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

        by Loge on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 10:06:32 AM PDT

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        •  It is merely an important 1st Amendment right. (2+ / 0-)
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          The highest form of spiritual practice is self observation with compassion.

          by NCJim on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 10:43:59 AM PDT

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          •  that's not at all clear (1+ / 0-)
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            it would depend on what the law is, generally, regarding public toplessness, and whether there's any particular reason to think the law's enforced selectively or was enacted to counter a particular form of protest.  It's a time, place, and manner restriction, so the impact on expression is incidental, unless it's a pretext.  Laws saying men can go without shirts but women can't for purposes of indecent exposure laws might be that rare bird of a statute surviving intermediate scrutiny.

            it actually remains quite possible to protest things with shirts on.

            Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

            by Loge on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 10:58:22 AM PDT

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      •  But you can still show your ass (3+ / 0-)
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        blue in NC, Ahianne, loftT

        Republicans can't ban that or they'd never be able to open their mouths.

        Filibuster reform, 2013 - woulda, coulda, shoulda.

        by bear83 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 01:01:42 PM PDT

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