Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Actually, "Free Speech" Means "Free Speech"

Another goo-goo dream collapses in the face of the Constitution.

A federal appeals court has ruled that the state of Wisconsin cannot enforce a $10,000 limit on donations received by independent political action committees.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision released Monday comes in a case brought last year by Wisconsin Right to Life. It argued that the $10,000 limit was an unconstitutional restriction on free speech.

The appeals court enjoined the state from enforcing the limit in advance of the Aug. 9 and Aug. 16 state Senate recall elections.

No reason that AFSCME can't jack up its contributions at this point.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Other than the fact that they are already spending every penny of member funds they can find a way to spend so there is no where to spend more.

Unions spending every nickel they can plus having all of the actual union staff being paid their normal salaries and working full time campaigning. Reading campaign finance reports I see several of the union interest groups with huge negative cash balances as well, obviously someone is fronting the cash and does not want it to be known until after the elections are over.