Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

  • Mood:

Two unrelated notes

First, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling by Rush Limbaugh's brother, a Federal judge in St. Louis, that held the Telephone Consumer Privacy Act's prohibition on junk faxes unconstitutional. The relevant part:

"We conclude that 47 U.S.C. § 227(b)(1)(C) satisfies the constitutional test for regulation of commercial speech and thus withstands First Amendment scrutiny. There is a substantial governmental interest in protecting the public from the cost shifting and interference caused by unwanted fax advertisements, and the means chosen by Congress to address these harms directly and materially advances the governmental interest. The statute is also narrowly tailored to create a reasonable fit with its objective. Accordingly, we reverse the judgment dismissing the claims asserted under § 227(b)(1)(C) and remand the case to the district court for further proceedings consistent with this opinion."

Second, who said this?:
"Look, we have exhausted virtually all our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis
to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that,
what other option is there but to force them to do so?"

I'll put the answer behind
Senator Tom Daschle, D-SD, on February 11, 1998. What's changed in the past 5 years besides the party occupying the White House?

  • Someone should print this poster

    In case you can't read it, it says: VINDICATION: When the loudest critic of your policies achieves his greatest success because of them. (hat…

  • Took him long enough...

    So, President Obama finally released his birth certificate. Now we can put the matter to rest. Personally, I've always thought that whether he was…

  • Fun fact for the day

    1337% of pi is 42.

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded