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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:26 PM

If Congress passed a law banning corporations from publishing books

that mentioned a candidate for election, within a 3 month period prior to the election, should that law be constitutional?


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No, that law would be a blatant violation of the First Amendment, so would be unconstitutional.
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Yes. Corporations are not people, so they have no First Amendment rights. The law would be constitutional.
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Reply If Congress passed a law banning corporations from publishing books (Original post)
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 OP
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #1
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #5
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #6
WinkyDink Jan 2013 #2
Posteritatis Jan 2013 #3
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #4
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #7
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #8

Response to Nye Bevan (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:41 PM

1. Other: Depends on the Supreme Court.

Their interpretation of the Constitution, which can change from time to time, is the one our laws are based one. What other people may think may fun for debate, but that is all it is as far as US law goes.

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:46 PM

5. OK, but if *you* were on the Supreme Court, how would you vote? (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 09:48 PM

6. Damn it! The other question was much easier.

I would vote against the book ban.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:42 PM

2. There is no "should" about this on-its-face unConstitutional notion.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:51 PM

3. Haven't seen a good "I feel dumber simply for seeing this question" post in days. (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 07:55 PM

4. ...

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Response to Nye Bevan (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:45 AM

7. Kick

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Response to Nye Bevan (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:43 PM

8. Kick

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