Monday, June 25, 2007

Issue Ads Back on the Air

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 in favor of groups challenging parts of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Act.

The Justices ruled that groups can name specific candidates in ads leading up to elections.

"In drawing that line, the First Amendment requires us to err on the side of protecting political speech rather than suppressing it," -- Chief Justice John Roberts
The act restricted the kinds of ads unions, corporations, and special interest groups could run. (WaPo)

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