It's really something when the New York Times's own famous First Amendment lawyer, Floyd Abrams, has to write the Times a letter to the editor explaining that the Times editorial writers don't understand First Amendment principles of free speech as they apply in the Citizens United case regarding campaign finance. As Mr. Abrams writes:
The law at issue in Citizens United permitted The Times to endorse candidates while making it a felony for nonmedia corporations to do so. It made it a crime for a union to distribute your endorsement of President Obama for re-election to its members. It should come as no surprise that the same First Amendment that was held to shield the press in landmark cases of the past now shields such speech as well.
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