Sunday, July 10, 2005

 

Left's Idea of Free Speech

Foes of gas-tax increase lose pair of court cases

By David Ammons
The Associated Press

OLYMPIA — Foes of Washington's gas-tax increase have lost a pair of court cases, but say their efforts to overturn the 9.5-cent-per-gallon increase remain on track and they expect their initiative to make the November ballot.The first 3 cents of the increase took effect Friday, added to the state's existing 28-cent-per-gallon tax.Also on Friday, Thurston County Superior Court directed the critics to fully disclose their donors' identities immediately or forego their contributions, and ordered that KVI Radio report the value of two talk-show hosts' comments promoting Initiative 912. Click here (Seattle Times) for full article...


Now, what does this jurist not understand about the First Ammendment. To remind him...

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Guess he is in favor of the bond issue. Just another jurist legislating from the bench. But, look what SCOTUS did for campaign finance!

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