The Media Exemption, the First Amendment, and Citizens United

The Institute for Justice’s Bert Gall and Steve Simpson wrote this editorial discussing the “media exemption” and campaign finance laws.

The press remains one of the most important bulwarks against tyranny. The solution is to protect free speech on principle, regardless of the identity of the speaker. Banning a corporation from spending its own money for political advocacy is censorship, plain and simple. The sooner the press understands this, the safer its rights — and ours — will be.

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