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Group Argues Campaign-Ad Case in High Court

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Group Argues Campaign-Ad Case in High Court

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Group Argues Campaign-Ad Case in High Court

Group Argues Campaign-Ad Case in High Court

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The Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that challenges federal limits on campaign ads that advocate policy positions — and that also mention specific candidates. The McCain-Feingold Law forbids such ads, paid for by corporations or unions, from airing within certain periods before an election.

The Wisconsin Right to Life group says the law unconstitutionally limits the group's First Amendment rights. The law's creators and the Justice Department argue that it helps protect elections from undue influence by "big money."

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