A Supreme Court win for political speech and political money

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    By George F. Will
    June 28
    The Washington Post


    The fate of Arizona’s Clean Elections Act, which the Supreme Court on Monday declared unconstitutional, was foreshadowed March 28, during oral arguments. Lawyers defending the law insisted its purpose was to combat corruption or the appearance thereof. The court has repeatedly said this is the only constitutionally permissible reason for restricting the quantity of political speech.

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    States limiting speech on the basis of "eliminating corruption" or "leveling the playing field" is a no go. Good news for the First Amendment.
     
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