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Scalia : Don't like SuperPacs? Turn off the TV!

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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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That's from the same guy who argued that he could censor the TV from words like boobs and the like.

Scalia on unlimited political ads: Turn off the TV

U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia has a simple solution for people who don't like all the political advertisements unleashed by the court's decision two years ago that ended limits on corporate contributions in political campaigns — change the channel or turn off the TV.

Scalia was asked about the decision during a presentation before the South Carolina Bar on Saturday, exactly two years after the court handed down the 5-4 decision in the case that led to the rise of Super PACs. They are outside groups affiliated with candidates that can take in unlimited contributions as long as they don't directly coordinate with the candidate.

"I don't care who is doing the speech — the more the merrier," Scalia said. "People are not stupid. If they don't like it, they'll shut it off."


Scalia, corporate hack.




posted on Jan, 23 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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CNN is going to be running a series of articles on the superPACs this week. I'm looking forward to reading more about them. I confess that I don't know many of the names (am vaguely aware of the "family values" ones because of negative mentions about them from Facebook friends. Link starts here -- I think someone's already linked to the first article.



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