by Locker Room contributor
Reason’s Jacob Sullum has a sharp column on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the Citizens United case, protecting the First Amendment against constant erosion by governmental censors.
It’s almost a delight to listen to Obama whine about a decision that takes the First Amendment just as it was written. The left’s favorite justices of the past were strict constructionists on the First Amendment and said that the remedy for speech you don’t like is not censorship, but more speech. The “constitutional law professor” in the White House ignores them and rolls out a tirade against the influence of “special interests” — never mind that the special interests are no more united than is the country.
Obama’s position that the Court’s decision is not just wrong, but must be summarily overturned by his buddies in Congress is (or at least ought to be) supremely embarrassing.