Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Roberts Questions McCain-Feingold

The direction of Chief Justice Roberts' questions in oral arguments yesterday regarding the McCain-Feingold Act was encouraging.

I find it hard to believe that banning political advertisements prior to an election has thus far been upheld by the Supreme Court. One can only imagine what the Founding Fathers would think of this clear violation of the 1st Amendment.

Hugh Hewitt suggests today that "the bell is tolling" for McCain-Feingold: "...perhaps the outrage against Free Speech that is McCain-Feingold can be struck down at least in part by this time next year, and an era of immunity from criticism for elected officials in the 60 days prior to votes on their re-election will come to a end."


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