Sunday, April 29, 2007
Campaign finance deform
Here's a link to the Register's editorial on the Wisconsin case argued this week before the Supreme Court. The issue was whether an ad run by Wisconsin Right to Life was a forbidden "issue ad" that actually (shudder!) seemed calculated to affect an election and was run too close to an election. To me the McCain Feingold law, which restricts political speech at precisely the time it is most important, is a clear violation of the First Amendment. but a previous court (no Roberts or Alito) didn't see it that way. It's probably too much to hope the Supremes will reverse that ill-considered decision.