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Court ruling: Free speech and the mother’s milk of politics

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By: T.J. Zane

February 6, 2012

Last month’s U.S. District Court ruling on the city of San Diego’s Election Campaign Control Ordinance (ECCO) was humdrum news to most people, but for those of us engaged in the local political arena, it was nothing short of huge.

The ruling was more than a victory for San Diegans and the plaintiffs – it was the latest chapter in an ongoing First Amendment fight for free speech waged in courtrooms across the country.


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