Anonymous Speech or Disclosure in Political Attack Ads?

The record spending on campaign advertising in the 2010 US midterm elections, especially the large number of ads funded by anonymous corporate donations, raises important questions about the correct the balance between the right of anonymous speech and the need to avoid the corrupting influence of large campaign expenditures from undisclosed sources, as I discuss in this video.

The short clips in this video of Candy Crowley, Michael Duffy, David Axelrod, and Gary Bauer, all come from the CNN program «State of the Union with Candy Crowley» broadcast October 17, 2010, the full transcript of which is available online at http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPT…

The image of the Oyez page describing the 1958 US Supreme Court decision in NAACP vs Alabama comes from http://www.oyez.org/cases/1950-1959/1…

The image of the Oyez page describing the 2010 US Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs FEC comes from http://www.oyez.org/cases/2000-2009/2…

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