The Supreme Court heard oral arguments earlier today in Citizens United v. FEC. This morning, The New York Times published a ridiculous editorial arguing that the Supreme Court should reject all of Citizens United’s arguments to preserve the flawed regulatory regime of McCain-Feingold.
The Times is most concerned about the Court overruling Austin v. Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, a ruling that prevented corporations from using money from their general treasuries to fund express advocacy. The Times doesn’t just attack that provision, though. It splits from several other respected organizations and media outlets that perceive restrictions on content like Hillary: The Movie to be dangerous First Amendment violations.