Congress Shall Make No Law...
March
17
6:35 PM
The Fight for Free Speech Continues

supremecourtYesterday, the Institute for Justice filed a reply brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of its challenge to Arizona’s Clean Elections Act. The Goldwater Institute, which is litigating a related challenge before the Court, filed its reply brief on Tuesday.

 

For those of you who don’t remember, Arizona’s system gives publicly financed candidates government money whenever traditional candidates or independent groups speak “too much.” Here’s a short video that explains how the Act works:

 

 

 

The reply briefs that the Institute for Justice and the Goldwater Institute filed demonstrate not only how this regime violates the First Amendment, but how it flouts a directly controlling U.S. Supreme Court case that was decided just three years ago.

 

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case on March 28th. Come back to MakeNoLaw.org for more updates as the case progresses.