The New York Times Opinion Section's Room for Debate, which maintains a running commentary on recent news, explored the political spending case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The Supreme Court has ruled that campaign finance restriction violates the First Amendment, thereby removing any bans on political spending by corporations and labor unions. In his contribution to the Room for Debate discussion "Restoring Free Speech in Elections," Professor Joel Gora, who has a long history with the ACLU, applauded the decision. He explained that by invalidating the ban, "the Court emphasized what no one seriously disputes: the primary purpose of the First Amendment's guarantees of freedom of speech, press, assembly and petition is to enhance democracy by insuring an informed electorate capable of self-government."
Read Professor Gora's op-ed in Room for Debate.