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Moore Snared by McCain-Feingold?

The Hill reports that television advertisements for Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 may have to be pulled after July 30 under McCain-Feingold. According to a draft opinion of the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel, the promotions would be treated as campaign ads because they mention a campaign for public office. Simultaneously, Citizens United has filed an FEC complaint against the film. Responds Moore, “It’s a violation of my First Amendment rights that I cannot advertise my movie. It’s a movie. I have not publicly endorsed John Kerry. I am an independent, I am not a member of the Democratic Party.”

Jonathan H. Adler — Mr. Adler is an NRO contributing editor and the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His latest book is Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane.

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