Supreme Court Weakens Issues-Ad Curbs Before Elections
June 25, 2007 at 7:57 AM (PT)
The SUPREME COURT has decided in a 5-4 decision to uphold an appeals court ruling that weakens the MCCAIN-FEINGOLD campaign finance law's prohibition of issues advertising by corporations and unions in the final two months before a federal election.
The case involved TV ads that WISCONSIN RIGHT TO LIFE had attempted to buy in the FALL of 2004 to urge voters to contact Sens. RUSS FEINGOLD (D-WI) and HERB KOHL (D-WI) and tell them not to filibuster President BUSH's judicial nominees; FEINGOLD was up for re-election that year. The appeals court had ruled that the ads should have been permitted for airing.