Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Questions for Bear Flag Lawyers

At what point under McCain-Feingold does dirty politics transcend illegality into actual criminality?

At what point would a political campaign and other entities, conspiring and colluding in criminal political expression, become racketeering operations under RICO?

Who would have standing to file a civil suit against such a racketeering operation? Could an opposing campaign or major political party file such a suit, claiming punitive damages equal to ten times the actual damages?

Since the Supreme Court insists that political speech can be a crime, it's time we started targeting organized political crime...

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