January 23, 2007

Alito to the Rescue

CFJ's Executive Director Curt Levey is quoted in a First Amendment Center article speculating on the outcome of Supreme Court revisitation of a key provision of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law.

The Jan. 19 CFJ press release chides judicial policy makers and emphasizes the powerful impact that even one solidly constitutionalist judge can have on important decisions.
“The five Justices who voted to uphold the law were clearly swayed more by their belief in campaign finance reform than by the letter and intent of the First Amendment. The addition of constitutionalist Justice Samuel Alito will likely be the difference between the Court’s 2003 McCain-Feingold decision and its expected ruling later this year,” Levey said.