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The Supreme Court upholds campaign finance reform!

(Well, mostly) One for my side!

NY Times article (reg. req'd.) Washington Post article.

It was a 5-4 decision, with Sandra Day O'Connor providing the swing vote. The court's opinion was written by Justice Stevens and Justice O'Connor and the main dissent from Rhenquist, arguing that money is speech, with Scalia opining that if pornography was protected speech, soft money should be too (one can't make these things up), and Kennedy and Thomas making a "slippery slope" argument.