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New York Times: Citizens United Case Yields an Unexpected Result

Citizens United v. FEC remains an enigma to the liberal New York Times in “Citizens United Case Yields an Unexpected Result” but they do get this right:

… Citizens United takes the libertarian view that people may be trusted to evaluate the messages they hear and need not be sheltered from the responsibility of critical thinking. The theory is as applicable to the marketing of soda and cigarettes as it is to that of political candidates.

The five-justice majority in Citizens United said that speech about politics is at the core of what the First Amendment protects, that more speech is better than less and that the government has no business deciding who can speak or how much. …

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