Gideon's Blog

In direct contravention of my wife's explicit instructions, herewith I inaugurate my first blog. Long may it prosper.

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Monday, January 05, 2004
Establishment clause doesn't mean much; equal-protection clause doesn't mean much. Hey, guess what? Freedom of speech clause doesn't mean much either.

Okay, I'm overstating in all 3 cases, but still: I'm glad to see someone of Eugene Volokh's stature pointing out that the framers and ratifiers of the First Amendment would have had no problem with McCain-Feingold. That a law is bad - even that its purpose runs counter to come constitutional provision - is not reason enough to call it unconstitutional. I am more and more pleased that the Court saw fit to less this legislation stand. Maybe now legislators will think twice about what they are voting for.