The Supreme Court's three-year embrace of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law seemed to loosen Wednesday, as justices debated a First Amendment challenge to the law's provision that bars certain types of issue advertisements in the run-up to elections. The justices seemed most concerned about how to regulate election-oriented advertising that Congress wanted to insulate from special interest spending, without at the same time censoring genuine grass-roots speech aimed at affecting public policy.
Supreme Court's Support of McCain-Feingold Law Could Be Weakening
April 26, 2007
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