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March 04, 2005

"Thank you, Senators McCain and Feingold...

...you [plural expletive deleted]," says Stephen Bainbridge, writing about this potential FEC action.

I was a little surprised that McCain co-sponsored the BCRA. I was really surprised when Bush signed it. I was shocked that the SCOTUS didn't overturn all of it.

But this latest development isn't much of a surprise at all.

From Justice Scalia's dissent:

The premise of the First Amendment is that the American people are neither sheep nor fools, and hence fully capable of considering both the substance of the speech presented to them and its proximate and ultimate source. If that premise is wrong, our democracy has a much greater problem to overcome than merely the influence of amassed wealth. Given the premises of democracy, there is no such thing as too much speech.

Posted by joke du jour at March 4, 2005 07:45 PM

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