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To: Eala; aristeides
"the US Treasury Department had ... reiterated that any kind of editing, or publication of articles by nationals of those countries was forbidden by US laws. The penalty for violators ... was $500,000 cash, plus a ten year imprisonment term..."

How could this possibly be considered Constitutional? Has it come before the courts?

The First Amendment states:

Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; ....

4 posted on 04/06/2004 9:17:32 AM PDT by Mitchell
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To: Mitchell
How could this possibly be considered Constitutional? Has it come before the courts?

this has almost got to be inaccurate- does this mean that reporters can't quote muammar qadafi? or any of the mullahs in Iran?

whiskey tango foxtrot, over...

5 posted on 04/06/2004 2:53:11 PM PDT by fourdeuce82d
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