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Teetop
06-21-2008, 11:26 AM
Arrest SnObama now. (http://www.redstate.com/blogs/ilitigant/2008/jun/20/section_18_usc_713_4_arrest_obama_now)


Sec. 713. Use of likenesses of the great seal of the United States,
the seals of the President and Vice President, the seal of the
United States Senate, the seal of the United States House of
Representatives, and the seal of the United States Congress



(a) Whoever knowingly displays any printed or other likeness of the great seal of the United States, or of the seals of the President or the Vice President of the United States, or the seal of the United States Senate, or the seal of the United States House of Representatives, or the seal of the United States Congress, or any facsimile thereof, in, or in connection with, any advertisement, poster, circular, book, pamphlet, or other publication, public meeting, play, motion picture, telecast, or other production, or on any building, monument, or stationery, for the purpose of conveying, or in a manner reasonably calculated to convey, a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the United States or by any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

(b) Whoever, except as authorized under regulations promulgated by the President and published in the Federal Register, knowingly manufactures, reproduces, sells, or purchases for resale, either separately or appended to any article manufactured or sold, any likeness of the seals of the President or Vice President, or any substantial part thereof, except for manufacture or sale of the article for the official use of the Government of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

(c) Whoever, except as directed by the United States Senate, or the Secretary of the Senate on its behalf, knowingly uses, manufactures, reproduces, sells or purchases for resale, either separately or appended to any article manufactured or sold, any likeness of the seal of the United States Senate, or any substantial part thereof, except for manufacture or sale of the article for the official use of the Government of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

(d) Whoever, except as directed by the United States House of Representatives, or the Clerk of the House of Representatives on its behalf, knowingly uses, manufactures, reproduces, sells or purchases for resale, either separately or appended to any article manufactured or sold, any likeness of the seal of the United States House of Representatives, or any substantial part thereof, except for manufacture or sale of the article for the official use of the Government of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

(e) Whoever, except as directed by the United States Congress, or the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, acting jointly on its behalf, knowingly uses, manufactures, reproduces, sells or purchases for resale, either separately or appended to any article manufactured or sold, any likeness of the seal of the United States Congress, or any substantial part thereof, except for manufacture or sale of the article for the official use of the Government of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

(f) A violation of the provisions of this section may be enjoined at the suit of the Attorney General, (1) in the case of the great seal of the United States and the seals of the President and Vice President, upon complaint by any authorized representative of any department or agency of the United States; (2) in the case of the seal of the United States Senate, upon complaint by the Secretary of the Senate; (3) in the case of the seal of the United States House of Representatives, upon complaint by the Clerk of the House of Representatives; and (4) in the case of the seal of the United States Congress, upon complaint by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, acting jointly.



EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1971 AMENDMENT

Section 3 of Pub. L. 91-651 provided that: The amendments made by this Act [amending this section] shall not make unlawful any preexisting use of the design of the great seal of the United States or of the seals of the President or Vice President of the United States that was lawful on the date of enactment of this Act [Jan. 5, 1971], until one year after the date of such enactment."



http://law.onecle.com/uscode/18/713.html


P.O.S. :mad:

biccat
06-21-2008, 12:27 PM
I've seen the Presidential seal on t-shirts, pins, coffee mugs, and any number of other things. Unfortunately, such use is fairly widespread, so the legal aspect probably wouldn't fly.

Still, Obama is clearly disrespecting the country by his use of it to advertise for his website.

SarasotaRepub
06-24-2008, 07:51 AM
Jesus! They wrote THAT much into law about a seal??? :rolleyes:

Doc Savage
06-24-2008, 08:50 AM
Jesus! They wrote THAT much into law about a seal??? :rolleyes:

The benefit of having lawyers as politicians.

biccat
06-24-2008, 08:59 AM
Jesus! They wrote THAT much into law about a seal??? :rolleyes:
That's just the statute. The fun stuff is in the Code of Federal Regulations.

For example, federal regulation of tuna fish. (http://frwebgate3.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/waisgate.cgi?WAISdocID=31233618565+112+0+0&WAISaction=retrieve)

LogansPapa
06-24-2008, 10:14 AM
ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.............

Teetop
06-24-2008, 11:09 AM
ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.............

SnObama threw the damn seal under his bus now! LMFAO!

Elspeth
06-28-2008, 01:50 AM
The Presidential Seal has gone from an honor to a "branding" gimick: it's advertising. See Obama behind a seal that looks like the real one, and you've conditioned the population to think of him as President. Bernays would be proud.

(I personally feel ill....)

Eyelids
06-28-2008, 10:41 AM
Oh Elspeth -- you're such a coward.

MrsSmith
06-28-2008, 10:54 AM
Oh Elspeth -- you're such a coward.
:confused: Well, that was a stupid comment. :rolleyes:

Teetop
06-28-2008, 10:55 AM
Oh Elspeth -- I'm such a coward.

Fixed! :D

Elspeth
06-28-2008, 02:47 PM
:confused: Well, that was a stupid comment. :rolleyes:

And a complete non sequitur.

But then, logic is not everyone's strong suit.:)

Eyelids
06-28-2008, 10:34 PM
Oh you're right, not everyone is stupid enough to sacrifice all of their ideologies out of spite.

Lager
06-28-2008, 10:47 PM
Oh you're right, not everyone is stupid enough to sacrifice all of their ideologies out of spite.

Since the topic arose about sacrificing ideologies, who was the one who claimed this site was the epitome of conservative racism, and was only here to mine quotes that were going to garner him high praise and accolades when exhibited to his proffs? The same person who was afraid of getting his shoes dirty, now can't seem to stay away. :rolleyes:

Elspeth
06-29-2008, 01:24 AM
Fixed! :D

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!:D

Nicely done.