More on McCutcheon: Justice Breyer’s Dangerous Ideas on Free Speech

Two blog posts on the Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision deserve mention and praise for the way in which they highlight disquieting themes in Justice Breyer's dissenting opinion. The first is this one by legendary First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams, who has spent a laudable lifetime working to leave the state of First Amendment jurisprudence better than …

In Praise of McCutcheon

The Supreme Court has come down with its ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC, eliminating all limits on campaign contributions on the theory that such limits constitute an unjustifiable infringement on First Amendment-protected speech. Predictably, there is a great deal of Sturm und Drang about the Court's decision, but as a First Amendment-absolutist, I am quite …

The Dirty Little Non-Secret about the IRS Scandal

Bradley Smith points out that for anyone wondering about the genesis of the IRS scandal--and yes, it is a scandal--wonder no more; the scandal is easy to understand when you remember that Henry II had a lot to do with it taking place. When you have a host of Democratic politicians--including the president of the United …

The Falsehoods Surrounding the IRS Scandal

Tired of being told that the IRS scandal is a "fake" one? So is Bradley Smith, who takes apart false claims surrounding the issue: The Internal Revenue Service's scandalous targeting of tea party and conservative groups refuses to die, as one by one the administration's explanations prove untrue. We were told that the White House, like …