In the News: Wall Street Journal: A Supreme Opportunity to Build on Citizens United

A Supreme Opportunity to Build on Citizens United

By Bradley A. Smith

With these rulings, despite alarmist warnings about their consequences, voter turnout has increased, more races have been competitive, presidential nominating contests have not ended with the New Hampshire primary, and the electorate has had one of the most sustained debates about the role of government that it has had in years.

How aggressively the Supreme Court will continue to protect free speech rests on three cases currently before the court, at least two of which—Danielczyk v. United States and McCutcheon v. FEC—are scheduled for conference on Friday, when the justices will decide whether to put them on the calendar for full argument. The third case, James v. Federal Election Commission, has been briefed by the parties but not yet scheduled for conference.

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.