When you are pro-war even the abortion doctors call you "baby-killer."

2003-12-11

Dodged a Constitutional Bullet

Apparently a significant part of the Campaign Finance Reform law was not ruled on the the SCOTUS. The challenge to the new restriction on political ads that specifically mention a candidate 30 or 60 days before an election was thrown out because the petitioner's had no standing on that particular element of the law.

I think this finally proves that the SCOTUS is out of control. The text, actually in the constitution unlike a "right" to abortion, that says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." is open for interpretation.

If the Press had been told they can't cover elections 30 or 60 days prior this would never have been allowed to remain in the law.