The Supreme Court today struck a small chunk out of the mountain of unconstitutionality that is the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. From the Mark Sherman of the Associated Press:
The court, split 5-4, upheld an appeals court ruling that an anti-abortion group should have been allowed to air ads during the final two months before the 2004 elections.
The provision in question was aimed at preventing the airing of issue ads that cast candidates in positive or negative lights while stopping short of explicitly calling for their election or defeat. Sponsors of such ads have contended they are exempt from certain limits on contributions in federal elections.
One provision down, how many more to go?