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Senate Assaults First Amendment

Today, the United States Senate had a hearing with the Orwellian title “Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People.” The hearing should have been called “Examining a proposal to deny First Amendment Rights to people and organizations that we do not like.” The subject of the hearing was a proposed constitutional […]


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Burrus: Should it be against law to criticize Harry Reid?

Trevor Burrus, a research fellow at the Cato Institute, writes in the Boston Herald about Harry Reid’s attempt to limit the First Amendment: The world has never seen, and never will see, a law aimed at eliminating the praise of the lawmakers. Give them a chance to silence critics, however, and there is no end […]


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Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Contribution Limits

Today in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, more commonly referred to as McCain-Feingold, saying that limiting the amount of money individuals may contribute in a given election cycle was unconstitutional. Previously under the law, an individual was limited to contributing $123,200 to […]


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