After more than a decade of work, a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court, and several small victories along the way, Clinton and his brother were unsuccessful. To make matters worse, in 1993, the U.S. Congress passed a law stating that regardless of the civil rights violations that had occurred during the cable television franchising – yes, there were many – there would be no damages allowed against any city in the United States. This new law virtually terminated Clinton and Carl’s case and ended their cable TV journey. Corporations had shown their immense power over our government.
The Court Case You Never Heard of, and Why the Ruling Remains Relevant Today
In City of Los Angeles v. Preferred Communications, the US District Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court all agreed that the City had violated the civil rights of half a million people for ten years and had refused to comply with a 9-0 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States.