Andrew Roth - March 11th, 2010
Andrew Roth - February 10th, 2010
From the LA Times:
HT: Steve Bartin
Andrew Roth - February 03rd, 2010
David Keating - January 28th, 2010
After the great free-speech decision in the Citizens United case, it appears that the ACLU is rethinking it support for the First Amendment.
That would be a shame and the beginning of the end for the group, which has done some of its finest work on the First Amendment.
How can a group call itself the Civil Liberties Union if it won’t defend the First Amendment? If it can defend Nazis marching in Skokie, it can certainly keep defending the right to speak out about elections.
The New York Sun reports:
The ACLU has long opposed government limits to how much a donor can give to a political campaign or spend airing advertisements on an issue during an election. On this point, the ACLU has been in agreement with conservative organizations that believe money contributions are a form of political speech and deserving of First Amendment protection. It has been at odds with many liberal organizations, which have argued money in politics must be strictly limited so that rich organizations and individuals don’t wield outsize influence.