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Posted: 1/1/2003 4:42:44 PM EDT
We're curious as to what became of it and what its major provisions are.  Any Info you can provide would be great!
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Link Posted: 1/1/2003 5:20:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2003 5:22:41 PM EDT by CMOS]
Currently it's headed to federal courts due to 2 lawsuits filed against it Constitutionality - one of which has been filed by the NRA.

I refer to this law as the "Peter Jennings Empowerment Act".

I am disgusted that GW signed it.  I'm [b]hoping[/b] that he signed it with the knowledge that he [b]knew[/b] it would be struck down in the courts.

It's a clear violation of at least the First Amendment - the federal government telling the people they can't talk (TV ads, etc.) about certain subjects before an election!!!???

Unbelieveable.

CMOS

edited due to some really crappy spelling...
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 5:39:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CMOS:

It's a clear violation of at least the First Amendment - the federal government telling the people they can't talk (TV ads, etc.) about certain subjects before an election!!!???

Unbelieveable.

CMOS

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Are there any restrictions regarding who can and can't talk based on the size/characteristics of the target audience?
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 6:53:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lokt:
Originally Posted By CMOS:

It's a clear violation of at least the First Amendment - the federal government telling the people they can't talk (TV ads, etc.) about certain subjects before an election!!!???

Unbelieveable.

CMOS

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Are there any restrictions regarding who can and can't talk based on the size/characteristics of the target audience?
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Yes IIRC PAC's can't mention a candidates name 30 days prior to an primary election or 60 prior to a general election. There's also verbage about media that can reach over 50,000 people. (Dunno if the internet counts). FWIW
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