Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Good news for free speech: A federal judge has allowed one of those "corrupting" issue advocacy ads to go on the air in time for a federal special election in Hawaii.
This is good news for free speech -- and likely an indication of rough waters ahead for the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill.
The most surprising thing? Hawaii is in the notoriously liberal U.S. Ninth Circuit. Now, the Ninth Circuit is usually wrong more often than any other, i.e. the Supreme Court overrules them more, but on this issue I think they've got it right.
But, time will tell.