Oral Arguments in McComish v. Bennett Today

03.28.2011

Today the Supreme Court hears oral argument on the constitutionality of Arizona’s public financing system, a case with  implications both local and nationwide.   The question presented:

Under the First Amendment is a state prohibited from giving additional money to a candidate who accepts state funding for her campaign where: (a) a group makes independent expenditures over a certain amount against the candidate; or (b) the candidate's opponent refuses public funding and spends more than a certain amount on the campaign.

UPDATEHere is the oral argument transcript.

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