Friday, December 22, 2006

Court OK's Issue Ads, eases part of McCain/Feingold

Big win for the 1st amendment. We'll see if SCOTUS has their head where it belongs.

From the AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court on Thursday loosened restrictions on corporations, unions and other special interest groups that run political advertising in peak election season.

The 2-1 ruling said groups may mention candidates by name in commercials as long as they are trying to influence public policy, rather than sway an election.

The ruling came in a challenge to the so-called McCain-Feingold law designed to reduce the influence of big money in political campaigns. The law banned groups from using unrestricted money to run advertisements that name candidates two months before a general election or one month before a primary.

The king of censorship, John McCain, is deeply saddened.....

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