Republican Nat. Committee v. Taylor

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Republican Nat. Committee v. Taylor 299 F.3d 887 C.A.D.C.,2002. Facts: Republican National Committee and its national chair filed interpleader action against claimants after publishing offer to pay $1 million to first person who could demonstrate about Republican plans for Medicare spending were false. In December 1995, the Republican National Committee ran an advertisement in the newspapers USA Today and Roll Call. The ad is reproduced at the end of this opinion, and we summarize its most salient features here. Prominently featured at the top of the ad is a photograph of Haley Barbour, then chair of the RNC, holding an oversized check for one million dollars, payable to “your name here.” Next to and below Barbour's image, the following text appears: Heard the one about Republicans ‘cutting’ Medicare? The fact is Republicans are increasing Medicare spending by more than half. I'm Haley Barbour, and I'm so sure of that fact I'm willing to give you this check for a million dollars if you can prove me wrong. The advertisement goes on to assert that under the Republican plan, the government*889 **238 would increase Medicare spending over the next seven fiscal years, culminating in a 2002 expenditure 62% higher than that in 1995. In the bottom right portion of the ad,
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2010 for the course BUSE 140 taught by Professor Jefferies during the Spring '08 term at San Diego.

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