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Posted on 04/20/2012 2:36:45 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Schumer: Citizens United Worse than Racial Segregation Case Plessy v Ferguson By Matt Cover April 20, 2012
(CNSNews.com) Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that the 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United was the worst decision since the court upheld racist segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson.
The point Id make here and thats why a constitutional amendment shouldnt be necessary but is theres balance in every amendment. The First Amendment is not absolute. You cant falsely scream fire. We have anti-pornography laws. We have libel laws, and what more important balance than to keep the wellspring of our democracy?
Citizens United was an outgrowth of this. It is the worst decision since Plessy v. Ferguson I believe that of the United States Supreme Court, Schumer said Wednesday at a conference of Democratic members of Congress and liberal groups focusing on amending the Constitution to repeal Citizens United.
Plessy v. Ferguson is the 1896 case in which the court upheld the constitutionality of racist segregation laws in the states.
Schumer said that Citizens United was an outgrowth of an earlier case Buckley v. Valeo which ruled that Congress could restrict how much money a person gives to a candidate, but not how much of a candidates own money can be spent on their campaign.
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Roe v Wade is the modern equivalent of Dred Scott.
The easiest way for Schmucker to sound more intelligent is to shut up.
Does anyone know the political affiliations of the SCOTUS judges in 1896 (the year of the Plessy-Ferguson decision), and how they voted?
“The First Amendment is not absolute. You cant falsely scream fire.”
Why do they always bring out this argument for restricting the BOR. It is a bogus argument used to reduce the BOR.
It's "Chuck-for-Brains" Schumer...
--to be expected....
Chuck U is just ticked that political contributions are no longer a union monopoly.
But you can yell "Whitey did it!!!" and it's just dandy.
I guess Jesse and Al didn't get that memo.
(Schwuler = Fag in German)
Shall I presume that by BOR you mean "Bill of Rights"?
As I understand the history, this quote about "You cant falsely scream fire. comes from the "Great Dissenter", Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. writing for a unanimous Supreme Court in 1919 for the case of Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47, a WW1 espionage & free speech case.
The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic. [...] The question in every case is whether the words used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.
Note the referral to a restricted Congress implicit in the US Constitution. Paging Professor Obama, please pick up the CONSTITUTION white phone.
I think the dems are scared to death all the companies are going to outspend Obama
Schumer is on a lower level tan snail shxt.
And they always forget -- or grossly expand -- the doctrine of "clear and present danger."
Mark Levin was just talking about this.
What a dipsh*t!
Thanks for the laugh, Chuckie.
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