Jacob Sullum: Obama’s credibility lacking on war
Jacob Sullum, Reason.com
Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 12:00 am
If Congress tried to limit spending by newspapers, the courts would reject such meddling as a blatant violation of the First Amendment. Likewise if Congress tried to accomplish its goal indirectly by limiting the amount of money newspapers receive from advertisers.
Yet the same sort of distinction supposedly justifies federal limits on campaign contributions, the subject of a case the U.S. Supreme Court heard on Tuesday.
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