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Western Tradition Partnership v. Bullock

Discussion in 'Latest News Events' started by LPH, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. LPH

    LPH Flight Director Flight Instructor

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    Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock submitted a brief to the Supreme Court regarding the stafe's century old ban against corporate political donations.

    The 1912 ban states, "corporation may not make ... an expenditure in connection with a candidate or a political party that supports or opposes a candidate or a political party"

    Will all five justices who favored the Citizen's United case continue with their majority opinion that political donations will not lead to corruption?
     
  2. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    I haven't read the Citizens United opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court or the Bullock's submission. By bringing both up, your inference appears to be that "corruption" in elections trumps the first amendment. Is that your point?
     
  3. LPH

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  4. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    I wonder if the two sides in the argument use the same definitions of "corruption"?
     
  5. LPH

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    Is this a case of winners get to determine the definition :)
     
  6. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    Yes. That's the nature of using judicial opinions, as in a Supreme Court opinion, to settle disagreements. Opinions are subject to challenge by another opinion and are never settled as in "the final solution" in Germany of the 1930's and 1940's. Doesn't everyone in the U.S. know that from eight grade civics classes?
     

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