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Saturday, June 30, 2007

A Small Victory

George Will notes a small blow for freedom of speech in a recent Supreme Court ruling that puts a dent in the McCain-Feingold law. That purpose of that law, in the words of Will, "is to protect politicians from speech that annoys them". In this case a right to life group attempted to run an ad that the censors felt violated the

"ban on any 'electioneering communication' -- a radio or TV ad that 'refers to' a candidate for federal office -- within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a general election. The blackout period silences speech when it matters most."

Hopefully, other challenges will ensue and the law will get repealed.

1 comment:

David Rasmussen said...

I am happy that this blog entry does not reference a specific campaign within 60 days of the election. But seriously, what does this have to do with baseball?