TITLE

Discharge Petition Forces House to Vote on Free Speech

AUTHOR(S)
Freddoso, David
PUB. DATE
February 2002
SOURCE
Human Events;2/4/2002, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on a campaign finance reform proposal in the United States, the Shays-Meehan bill, opposed by the National Rifle Association and the American Civil Liberties Union as of February 4, 2002. Claims of the groups opposing the bill concerning the violation of the freedom of speech; Overview of the bill's provision; Views of Matt Keller of Common Cause, a group lobbying for Shays-Meehan.
ACCESSION #
6061383

 

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