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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    another free speech editorial

    Sullivan's lawsuit alleged that he had been libeled by the advertisement's criticism of his supervision of the Montgomery Police Department. An Alabama jury agreed with him and awarded damages of $500,000, the full amount Sullivan sought.

    Nearly four years later, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court reversed the jury's verdict, concluding that the "offending" editorial issue advertisement was fully protected by the First Amendment guarantees of free speech and a free press.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...-2002Jul1.html

    Once enjoying universal support, "campaign finance reform" will crash and burn
    when it reaches the Supreme Court.
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    There won't be any reform in campaign finance until they uncover all the CEOnistas running around. Crooked business makes for crooked politics.
    Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
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    Too bad most Big Business end up being crooked in the end eh.
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