Campaign Practices: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 12638 and H.R. 13539 to Regulate Campaigns for Election to Public Office in the District of Columbia

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Pagina 194 - We cannot accept the view that an apparently limitless variety of conduct can be labeled "speech" whenever the person engaging in the conduct intends thereby to express an idea.
Pagina 202 - Amendment rests on the assumption that the widest possible dissemination of information from diverse and antagonistic sources is essential to the welfare of the public...
Pagina 259 - ... loan, advance, or deposit of money, or anything of value, and includes a contract, promise, or agreement, whether or not legally enforceable to make a contribution; (e) The term "expenditure...
Pagina 259 - expenditure" includes a payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money or anything of value, and includes a contract, promise, or agreement, whether or not legally enforceable, to make an expenditure. (c) The term "person" includes an individual, partnership, committee, association, corporation, and any other organization or group of persons.
Pagina 202 - No right is more precious in a free country than that of having a voice in the election of those who make the laws under which, as good citizens, we must live. Other rights, even the most basic, are illusory if the right to vote is undermined.
Pagina 201 - We need not suppose that when power resides in an exclusive class, that class will knowingly and deliberately sacrifice the other classes to themselves : it suffices that, in the absence of its natural defenders, the interest of the excluded is always in danger of being overlooked; and, when looked at, is seen with very different eyes from those of the persons whom it directly concerns.
Pagina 265 - Commission issued under subsection (b) of this section, issue an order requiring compliance therewith ; and any failure to obey the order of the court may be punished by the court as a contempt thereof.
Pagina 198 - But, although the rights of free speech and assembly are fundamental, they are not in their nature absolute. Their exercise is subject to restriction, if the particular restriction proposed is required in order to protect the State from destruction or from serious injury, political, economic or moral...
Pagina 266 - ... the establishment, administration, and solicitation of contributions to a separate segregated fund to be utilized for political purposes...
Pagina 198 - For example, the ability of new technology to produce sounds more raucous than those of the human voice justifies restrictions on the sound level, and on the hours and places of use, of sound trucks so long as the restrictions are reasonable and applied without discrimination. Kovacs v. Cooper, 336 US 77 (1949). Just as the Government may limit the use of sound-amplifying equipment potentially so noisy that it drowns out civilized private speech, so may the Government limit the use of broadcast equipment.

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