High Court Takes Up Campaign-Ad Issue

The Supreme Court hears arguments on whether certain political ads may be paid for by corporate money under the McCain-Feingold law.

The ads name a specific candidate and run within certain time limits before an election.

Groups who want to run the ads say their speech should not be restricted. Campaign finance reformers say the ads should be covered by the law that limits the political influence of "big money."

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