I have to disagree with part of the court's statement.
this was NOT, in any way, a military style operation. A military style operation includes a shit-tonne of surveillance, and intel gathering, something that was sorely lacking in this kind of.... clusterfuck. Let me put it THIS way. Yes the military fucks up and kills civilians, but that is usually based on intel gathered *AT THE TIME*, There seems to be absolutely NO intel gathering when they do this shit.
Cops should really stop playing wargames, or they should just join the military instead.
that's why i keep saying that (generally) govt shouldn't legislate on moral grounds, rather than public safety and health grounds. The exception is equality, people should be treated the same regardless of who they are.
once you start legislating morals, you will eventually start endorsing a religion, and that's pretty clear here in the US.
simple problem, simple solution (for consumers) - just buy your computers out of state, or order them out of state. Problem solved, South Carolina laws do not apply to Georgia (I wouldn't count on North Carolina, I mean "BEST" Carolina.
AT&T has access to certain cable channels, Comcast has access to other certain cable channele, while Verizon has a different access.
Now since they have a "non-competing clause" they don't involve in each other's markets, now with certain channels available to certain providers, that now limits as to what content each provider provides. IE. Comcast broadcasts NBC, AT&T broadcasts Time Warner or CBS, while Verizon broadcasts ABC (As a pure example.)
NOW the Telco's *COULD* and probably will, cite freedom of expression, but.... this will ultimately also lead to a limitation of sharing and dissemination of information, while also curtailing the freedom of expression to choose what news to consume by the consumer.
**CAVEAT** This is a purely hypothetical situation at this point, but it is also the path that I see the telcos going down.