Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Supreme Court and the Kindle

I was startled to be reading, on my Kindle last night, a Slate report on the Supreme Court hearing Wednesday morning, on the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, in connection with the non-showing of the 90-minute Hillary: the Movie within 30 to 60 days of voting if financed by corporation treasuries.

Reading along, I suddenly see:
' At this point, a horrified Anthony Kennedy gets even paler than his usual pale self:  "Is it the Kindle where you can read a book?  I take it that's from a satellite.  So the existing statute would probably prohibit that under your view? …

  If this Kindle device where you can read a book which is campaign advocacy, within the 60- to 30-day period, if it comes from a satellite, it can be prohibited under the Constitution and perhaps under this statute?"  Again Stewart clarifies that it wouldn't be banned, but a corporation could be barred from using its general treasury funds to publish such a book and would be required to publish it through a PAC. '
So, it seems the Kindle is already working its way into the national or at least national court's consciousness :-) Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
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