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The Supreme Court strikes down the Millionaire's Amendment.

12:00 AM, Jul 1, 2008 • By HANS A. VON SPAKOVSKY
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The fact that four justices of the U.S. Supreme Court would actually assert that there is nothing wrong with limiting the amount of political speech engaged in during an election is shocking. It is scary to think of such a constitutional doctrine becoming accepted precedent if just one justice had switched his vote. It graphically illustrates just how important the next president's appointments to the Supreme Court will be to preserving our First Amendment rights in the political arena.

Hans A. von Spakovsky is a former commissioner on the Federal Election Commission and a former counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the Justice Department.