Monday, April 08, 2002

Teenagers for Free Speech

The number of groups challenging the constitutionality of the recent campaign finance bill just got a little bigger. The Christian Coalition and a group of apparently anonymous teenagers are adding their suits to the ones filed by Sen. Mitch McConnell and the NRA. According to AP, "The teen-agers are contesting language that bars minors 17 years and younger from making political contributions, ... [and the Christian Coalition] is contesting provisions that they believe would make it illegal to send out voter guides before an election." I wonder who organized the group of 17-year olds. Maybe it was a high school civics project. In any case, good luck to them. The fight for freedom of expression is as likely as any to produce a strange bedfellows-type coalition.

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