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    They did say that reasonable restrictions on "time, place," and most importantly, "Manner" of speech can justified where such restrictions a) serve a compelling state interest and b) are the least restrictive menas to achieve that end.   So since ensuring fair elections has already been acknowledged by the courts as a "compelling state interest"  the only questions remaining are

    a) would a limitation on the number of Ads slots any one person or party can buy advance that interest?: -
    The answer is very likely yes,  given that the number of ad slots available on broadcast TV is finite, and the medium is a uniquely powerful way of spreading your message

    and  of course :

    b) is it the least restrictive means to advance the state's interest?  There I suspect the Justices would require more convincing, but there is certainly an argument to be made that it meets this test as well, unless you can suggest an alternative?

    Knowledge is power Power Corrupts Study Hard Be Evil

    by Magorn on Wed Oct 11, 2006 at 11:03:55 AM PDT

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