Post Tagged with: "McCain-Feingold"

November 17, 2010 09:08

How Did the First Amendment Fare on Election Day?

Probably the biggest news was that Russ Feingold, one of the authors of the largest legislative assaults on the First Amendment since the Alien and Sedition Acts, lost his re-election bid.

June 1, 2010 04:55

Obama and the Dems seek to silence critics in elections

President Obama and leading Democrats are pushing the House to vote on a controversial campaign-finance bill designed as an end run around the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down efforts restricting the rights of business to run political ads. The idea, conservatives say, is to silence critics heading into the midterm elections.

May 20, 2010 05:00

Congress about to limit political speech of bloggers?

This isn’t about “good government” or clean elections.  It’s an attempt by Congress to step around the First Amendment and regulate political speech that threatens incumbents, just as McCain-Feingold attempted. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air The same sloppy legislative writing that created so many unintended consequences in ObamaCare also plagues the DISCLOSE Act, the effort in Congress to tighten spending rules in the wake of the Citizens United decision — and that’s the generous take on the situation.  Reason’s Bradley […]