Speechnow.org filed suit in D.C. federal court seeking a preliminary injunction to begin its advocacy as soon as possible. Case documents are available online. Writing in today’s Post, Brad Smith and Steve Simpson argue:
The First Amendment guarantees the right of citizens to urge political change, and elections present an ideal opportunity to affect policy by affecting the political futures of those who make it. That requires telling voters how they should vote.
A victory for SpeechNow.org would bring federal campaign finance laws into line with the constitutional principles of free speech and association, and bring them closer to the First Amendment that most Americans already believe we have.