Friday, January 22, 2010

Supreme Court Ruling Free Speech Means Business

McCain - Feingold had stinging tentacles piercing the right of free speech, so long... goodbye...

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Over at CNN Opinion, Reason Editor in Chief Matt Welch tries explaining to those saddened by today's landmark Supreme Court ruling that this case truly was about restoring constitutional protections to free political expression.

Compare to

The Court Strikes a Blow to Democracy
Published: January 21, 2010
With a single, disastrous 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has thrust politics back to the robber-baron era of the 19th century. Disingenuously waving the flag of the First Amendment, the court’s conservative majority has paved the way for corporations to use their vast treasuries to overwhelm elections and intimidate elected officials into doing their bidding.

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