Friday, January 22, 2010

Supreme Court overturns more McCain-Feingold restrictions

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, overturning several campaign finance-related restrictions as violative of the First Amendment.

SCOTUSblog has good roundups of media reactions and commentary on the ruling here and here.

You can read the Court's opinion here.

Of note, I believe both the NRA and the ACLU had filed amicus briefs urging the Court to overturn the contested provisions.

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