Monday, October 2, 2006

Maine Christian Civic League Won't Get Its Day at the Supreme Court

The Maine Christian Civic League's lawsuit to ask for the right to free speech has been dismissed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The FEC and key lawmakers in Congress said the group's appeal is moot because the preliminary injunction sought last spring would no longer have any effect. The league asked for the injunction against "electioneering communication" provisions of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.

As I've said before, the League and I come down on different sides of the question of gay marriage, as we do on most questions. But like Voltaire, I'll defend their right to buy advertising in opposition to it to the death. Here's hoping the League gets a better test case next time around, and SCOTUS is willing to step in.