The Supreme Court case brought by former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith captured the media spotlight outside the Court chamber on Tuesday. But inside it was the other argument of the day, involving campaign finance reform, that had the justices' full attention. The Court appeared poised to reject the limitations on both campaign donations and spending that Vermont's Legislature enacted in 1997. The law's confines seemed too severe for approval even by the justices who normally favor campaign limits.
High Court Questions Limits on Campaign Spending
March 1, 2006