Our friends at the Institute for Justice have won a preliminary injunction against Florida’s electioneering communications law, allowing citizen groups to speak without fear of sanctions this election season.
In his ruling, District Court Judge Stephan Mickle noted that "The rights to speak and associate freely regarding issues of public concern are zealously guarded by the First Amendment. Unfettered and unregulated speech is the rule, not the exception."
Congratulations to Bert Gall and the rest at IJ for this important victory, but more importantly, hats off to Judge Mickle for such a simple yet profound statement on the First Amendment and its protection of political speech.
You can read more about IJ’s case here.