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7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2017, 03:11 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 15:41:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 15:24:
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 11:41:
What said legislation will do is codify federal apathy into law, ensuring that the FCC can't revisit the issue down the road.

Really? And how would they do that exactly? Laws are made by congress and can be changed, amended, or killed outright by Congress as well. This kind of outright lying and editorializing is why so many people don't trust news anymore. Start reporting it, stop creating it.


It's easy to change "rules" set up by federal commissions. It's a lot harder to get a law off the books once it's there. Case in point: Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma still have anti sodomy laws still on the books.

Yeah because those states have zero desire to get rid of them. It's easy to change laws if the political will is there. A bill is introduced and then voted up or down. It's exactly what the GOP is doing with their majority right now. Reversing all the stuff the Dems did, and when they Dems get back to a majority they'll do the same. But claiming that the issue can't be revisited is an out an out lie.

You're correct in theory. In practice, it's much harder due to extreme partisanship, voting rules, lobbying, the filibuster, etc. etc. Case in point: despite promising to overturn the ACA for years, once in complete control of the government, the GOP has tried and failed again and again to overturn or even modify the ACA. And that was "cheating" trying to use a the budget rules requiring a simple majority in the Senate instead of facing the filibuster. On the other hand, they have been able to undermine the law by changing some of the commission rules and executive orders that Obama made. Trump can undo those with the stroke of a pen, no vote required. And so he has.
 
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6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2017, 18:19 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 15:41:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 15:24:
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 11:41:
What said legislation will do is codify federal apathy into law, ensuring that the FCC can't revisit the issue down the road.

Really? And how would they do that exactly? Laws are made by congress and can be changed, amended, or killed outright by Congress as well. This kind of outright lying and editorializing is why so many people don't trust news anymore. Start reporting it, stop creating it.


It's easy to change "rules" set up by federal commissions. It's a lot harder to get a law off the books once it's there. Case in point: Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma still have anti sodomy laws still on the books.

Yeah because those states have zero desire to get rid of them. It's easy to change laws if the political will is there. A bill is introduced and then voted up or down. It's exactly what the GOP is doing with their majority right now. Reversing all the stuff the Dems did, and when they Dems get back to a majority they'll do the same. But claiming that the issue can't be revisited is an out an out lie.

It's not a lie just because you misunderstood it. For all the media's problems, people failing to comprehend what they're reading is the cause of more distrust.
 
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5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2017, 15:41 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 15:24:
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 11:41:
What said legislation will do is codify federal apathy into law, ensuring that the FCC can't revisit the issue down the road.

Really? And how would they do that exactly? Laws are made by congress and can be changed, amended, or killed outright by Congress as well. This kind of outright lying and editorializing is why so many people don't trust news anymore. Start reporting it, stop creating it.


It's easy to change "rules" set up by federal commissions. It's a lot harder to get a law off the books once it's there. Case in point: Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma still have anti sodomy laws still on the books.

Yeah because those states have zero desire to get rid of them. It's easy to change laws if the political will is there. A bill is introduced and then voted up or down. It's exactly what the GOP is doing with their majority right now. Reversing all the stuff the Dems did, and when they Dems get back to a majority they'll do the same. But claiming that the issue can't be revisited is an out an out lie.
 
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4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2017, 15:24 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 11:41:
What said legislation will do is codify federal apathy into law, ensuring that the FCC can't revisit the issue down the road.

Really? And how would they do that exactly? Laws are made by congress and can be changed, amended, or killed outright by Congress as well. This kind of outright lying and editorializing is why so many people don't trust news anymore. Start reporting it, stop creating it.


It's easy to change "rules" set up by federal commissions. It's a lot harder to get a law off the books once it's there. Case in point: Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma still have anti sodomy laws still on the books.
 
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3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2017, 13:44 RedEye9
 
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/technology/fcc-repeal-net-neutrality.html
And this why you don't vote republican.
 
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2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2017, 12:08 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 11:41:
What said legislation will do is codify federal apathy into law, ensuring that the FCC can't revisit the issue down the road.

Really? And how would they do that exactly? Laws are made by congress and can be changed, amended, or killed outright by Congress as well. This kind of outright lying and editorializing is why so many people don't trust news anymore. Start reporting it, stop creating it.

Right, by congress. Congress can revisit the issue, the FCC can't.
 
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1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2017, 11:41 Cutter
 
What said legislation will do is codify federal apathy into law, ensuring that the FCC can't revisit the issue down the road.

Really? And how would they do that exactly? Laws are made by congress and can be changed, amended, or killed outright by Congress as well. This kind of outright lying and editorializing is why so many people don't trust news anymore. Start reporting it, stop creating it.

 
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