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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:06 AM

ACLU: We're at the Supreme Court right now


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Reply ACLU: We're at the Supreme Court right now (Original post)
BeckyDem Oct 10 OP
SunSeeker Oct 10 #1
JudyM Oct 10 #2
Initech Oct 10 #3
LostinRed Oct 10 #11
Hortensis Oct 10 #21
neohippie Oct 10 #4
BeckyDem Oct 10 #5
zentrum Oct 10 #6
renate Oct 10 #17
lindysalsagal Oct 10 #7
llmart Oct 10 #8
Ligyron Oct 10 #10
llmart Oct 10 #12
lindysalsagal Oct 10 #28
iluvtennis Oct 10 #13
SergeStorms Oct 10 #22
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 10 #25
Stuart G Oct 10 #9
lunatica Oct 10 #14
BeckyDem Oct 10 #15
lunatica Oct 10 #16
Turin_C3PO Oct 10 #26
bdamomma Oct 10 #18
FiveGoodMen Oct 10 #19
BeckyDem Oct 10 #20
bdamomma Oct 10 #27
spanone Oct 10 #23
BeckyDem Oct 10 #24
The_Counsel Oct 11 #29

Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:31 AM

1. K & R

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:41 AM

2. K&R.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:43 AM

3. Doesn't matter - Trump and Fox News have control of SCOTUS now.

No way will Kavanaugh vote against them.

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:48 AM

11. Exactly

The ACLU should be ready to lose every case for the next 20 years or more

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Response to LostinRed (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 02:00 PM

21. Well, I'm worried too, but it won't work quite that way.

The constitution is real and powerful, so there will be constraints on what they can accomplish, at least initially.

Also, fwiw, interests can overlap. For instance when Kavanaugh made a liberal decision on a case it turned out on further scrutiny that that happened to coincide with the interests of...business, wealth or government. Forgot the details right now, but...

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:02 AM

4. Refugees seeking asylum

They are calling refugees seeking asylum criminals and they took they're children away some may never be re-united.

They are locking up refugees - this is a sad chapter in US history

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Response to neohippie (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:05 AM

5. It is horrifying.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:10 AM

6. Horrifying.

Make America America again.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:26 AM

17. "Make America America Again"

I love this so much.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:17 AM

7. I'm a proud member.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:23 AM

8. One of the best places to donate your money.

They do such good.

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Response to llmart (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:44 AM

10. If you still have any...

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:53 AM

12. Yeah, I hear you.

I do give $5 every now and then when I can.

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Response to llmart (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:37 PM

28. Lasting change. Not just one election.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:02 AM

13. I became ACLU member right after election day 2016...new we would need orgs like them

under the despicable Trump regime.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 04:24 PM

22. I joined November 9, 2016.

I'll never not be a member again.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:19 PM

25. Been a member for 30 years now.

I consider it money well spent.

Also, must give a nod to The Southern Poverty Law Center. They do GREAT work as well.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:39 AM

9. K and R

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:06 AM

14. That's my monthly donations at work

Never believe that a small monthly donation isnít enabling big results.

I may not be able to do the footwork, but I make all the difference in enabling the real pros to do it.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:08 AM

15. Yep. They fight the good fight and educate the public at the same time.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:23 AM

16. The ACLU is what this country is all about

Equal justice for every single person no matter their standing in life.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:21 PM

26. Thank you!

Itís people like you who help keep the fascists at bay.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 12:34 PM

18. ACLU

never giving up and working for the people, unfortunately the repigs jerks in Congress who have swallowed trumps dick don't see that way.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 01:42 PM

19. Was their participation in Citizens United a case of "working for the people"?

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 01:50 PM

20. Addressed:

The American Civil Liberties Unionís selection of David Cole as its new national legal director creates an opening for the group to revisit a campaign-finance stance that is increasingly out of step with its members and the nation.

Now that Georgetown constitutional law professor David Cole has been named the American Civil Liberties Unionís next national legal director, his April article in The Atlantic on ďHow to Reverse Citizens UnitedĒ delivers a second punch.

Coleís article gives campaign-finance reform advocates a blueprint for how to overturn the Supreme Courtís controversial 2010 ruling to deregulate campaign spending, which has ushered in a flood of secret big money unseen since Watergate, and has fueled mounting public anger over political corruption.

Yet Coleís new employer sided squarely with the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC, arguing as it has in a string of cases going all the way back to Buckley v. Valeo in 1976 that limits on political spending trample on the First Amendment. So what gives? Is the ACLU suddenly changing its campaign-finance position? Or has Cole had a change of heart?

Neither, says Cole, who told The American Prospect that both the Buckley ruling to ban individual spending limits, and the aspect of the Citizens United ruling that permits unlimited corporate political spending were essentially decided correctly. On both scores, Cole aligns himself with the ACLU.

However, Cole carves out a new middle ground that could give the ACLU an opening to revisit an issue that has placed it increasingly out of step with its members and with the nation. While Cole agrees with Citizens United that corporations deserve the same spending protections as individuals, he rejects the Courtís finding that the only form of corruption that may be regulated is the case of an explicit quid pro quo in exchange for a donation. He also points to other rationales for regulating political money, such as the need to protect electoral integrity and advance equality. All this gives Cole fodder to help the ACLU rethink a campaign-finance stance that has aligned itself with near-total breakdown of laws limiting the role of political money.

http://prospect.org/article/time-aclu-shift-campaign-finance

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:35 PM

27. I'm confused

who is "their" participation in Citizens United. Clarify please.

I am a card carrying member of the ACLU and a monthly donator.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 04:27 PM

23. Dear ACLU....THANK YOU!!!!

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 06:04 PM

24. Recent ACLU commentary from todays event.

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Response to BeckyDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:23 AM

29. I'm Thinking the ACLU is Going to Be Real Busy at 1 First Street the Next Few Years...

The assault on our basic civil liberties has to end soon.

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