Ackerman and Ayres on Citizens United: Target contractors

Two commentators urge Congress to target government contractors’ political spending in this editorial today.

Many suppose that the court has made it impossible for Congress to restrict corporate speech. But this is wrong. While Congress can’t issue a broad ban on all companies, it can target the very large class that does business with the federal government and ban those companies from “endorsing or opposing a candidate for public office.”

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