Don't let campaign finance `reformers' limit free speech
- Discharge Petition Forces House to Vote on Free Speech. Freddoso, David // Human Events;2/4/2002, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p6
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...
- FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND SPEECH ABOUT POLITICAL CANDIDATES: THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF THREE PROPOSALS. Volokh, Eugene // Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Fall2000, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p47
Provides information on the proposed laws concerning the limitation of campaign funds in the United States and the implication on free speech. Discussion on political conventions and speeches; Analysis between political expression and government censorship; Constitutionality of the campaign...
- New McCain Bill Violates 1st Amendment. Robinson, Matthew // Human Events;01/29/2001, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p5
Discusses the free speech issues related to the campaign finance bill proposed by United States (U.S.) Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and other legislators on January 22, 2001. Reaction from both Republican and Democratic Parties; Precedent from several U.S. Supreme Court cases; Information on...
- Once Again Degrading Free Speech In The Service Of Buying Elections. MULLEN, SHAUN // Moderate Voice;6/28/2011, p14
A blog is presented in which the author comments on the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to allow uncontrolled spendings by the large corporations and rich individuals to campaign in favor or against political candidate thus barring the right to freedom of speech.
- Hammering campaign reform. Stone, Peter H. // National Journal;6/13/98, Vol. 30 Issue 24, p1366
Presents information on the anti-soft money bill sponsored by legislators in the United States. Goal of House Majority Whip Tom D. DeLay in concocting a strategy to defeat liberal campaign finance reform proposals; Details on the proposal of Representatives Christopher H. Shays and Martin T....
- The McCain Mutiny. Kuttner, Robert // American Prospect;4/23/2001, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p4
Discusses the implication of the campaign finance reform legislation introduced by U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) for the administration of George W. Bush. Provisions of the legislation; Inconsistency of the legislation with freedom of speech; Relationship of McCain with Democrats.
- ELECTING TO CHANGE. Savage, David G. // ABA Journal;Jan2006, Vol. 92 Issue 1, p16
The article deals with the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider whether the First Amendment allows political candidates to spend any amount of money in their political campaigns under the free speech right. It offers examples of millionaire and billionaire candidates who have used...
- Pence Promotes Free Speech for Political Parties. // Human Events;5/9/2005, Vol. 61 Issue 16, p3
Interviews U.S. Representative Mike Pence (R-Indiana) about free speech for political parties. Information on the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform; Terms of the 527 Fairness Act; Total aggregate limit for a two-year federal election cycle.
- Contribution Limit Liability. Weintraub, Daniel // State Legislatures;Oct/Nov2006, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p32
The author comments on the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Vermont's limits on campaign contributions. He argues that it will have an impact on other states. He asks when limits to campaign contributions become an infringement on free speech. He claims that some people think that...