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McCain-Feingold Case Advances


This just in from the James Madison Center for Free Speech: the Supreme Court today agreed to hear Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life.  Says the Madison Center: “The appeal involves the decision of a three-judge D.C. District Court which held that the prohibition on corporate electioneering communications, contained in the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, is unconstitutional as applied to the grassroots lobbying ads that WRTL wanted to run in 2004.”  Wisconsin Right to Life, the victors below, agreed to the desirability of an appeal in the Supreme Court, to settle the issue.  Oral argument will probably be in April.

Any takers on my bet that not much will be settled?  Now why didn’t George W. Bush veto that pestilential legislation when he had the chance?

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