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Posted: 1/1/2003 3:42:44 PM EST
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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[Last Edit: 1/1/2003 4:22:41 PM EST 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 4:39:26 PM EST
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 5:53:09 PM EST
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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