The High Court at the Crossroads: Essays in …
The High Court At The Crossroads: Essays In …
The high court majority essentially found that you don't lose your First Amendment rights because you are a business, or a union. You can still praise or criticize a candidate for public office. The McCain-Feingold Act was one of the worst infringements of free speech since the infamous Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. In very practical terms, that law gave the New York Times, CBS News, and the increasingly rabid MSNBC free rein, while putting a muzzle on non-profits like Family Research Council, National Right to Life Committee, and the Sierra Club.
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The Supreme Court will hold a special public session on Thursday at 10 a.m., the Court announced at the close of this morning's oral arguments. Although no purpose for the sitting was specified, no arguments are scheduled, so it almost certainly will be to release opinions — perhaps the long-awaited ruling on campaign finance regulation. Such sessions are highly unusual, but so is the campaign finance case, involving a major constitutional controversy.
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By the end of the year, all 16 courts had ruled more or less in their favor — none indicated the election was legitimate. Thirteen said the election was “in a state of unconstitutionality,” two said outright it was unconstitutional and one, the Okayama branch of the Hiroshima High Court, went so far as to declare it null and void.