Tuesday, December 30, 2003
Friday, December 26, 2003
Monday, December 22, 2003
Saturday, December 20, 2003
Monday, December 15, 2003
Saturday, December 13, 2003
1791: Bill of Rights adopted, including this bit:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
1976: Buckley v. Valeo: The United States Supreme Court says that campaign contributions are free speech.
2003: McConnell v. Federal Election Commission: The United States Supreme Court upholds those parts of the McCain-Feingold Act that prevent organizations from making known their political views or what candidates they support in the weeks leading up to an election.
Freedom of speech, folks; well, it was just a fad, anyway.