Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Redactio Ad Absurdum

The Washington Post today continues its lament about how the plaintiffs in the McCain-Feingold litigation are thwarting the public’s right-to-know by redacting information which they deem confidential under a joint protection order. How unconscionable! Yet somehow the Post fails to recognize who started the game of hide the information: the reformers. Yes, it was McCain’s office that first exercised privilege to prevent the release of potentially sensitive information--information which would have shown the kind of access that lobbyists, including so-called reform lobbyists had to the Senator.

It is an odd position the Post takes: compel speech they favor; prohibit speech they disfavor. So much for free speech.

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