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Are Campaign Ads Coming to PBS?

Last Thursday, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco struck down a seven-decade-old ban on political ads on noncommercial TV and radio stations. Not surprisingly, the prospect that Elmo and the Dowager Countess now might have to share the airwaves with attack ads prompted a mild freakout. Former PBS board member and American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Norman Ornstein told Reuters that the decision might "fundamentally change the character of public television and radio.
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Appeals court reinstates Montana campaign donation limits

US Politics / Liberal : The Maddow Blog (2 years ago)

Just a week ago, a federal judge struck down Montana's campaign contribution limits as unconstitutional. In a surprise move, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has brought the limits back. Read Post

9th Circuit: Public Radio, TV Stations Can Run Political Advertising

Industries / Law : The Blog of LegalTimes (3 years ago)

A divided federal appeals court on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional the ban on political and public issue advertisements on noncommercial radio and television stations, rejecting the government's concern about the dilution o... Read Post

Same sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada overturned

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 months ago)

Another happy couple Two more bans on marriage equality come tumbling down: A federal appeals court has struck down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco made the ruling Tuesda... Read Post


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