527 This, Mofo


The Washington Post reports that George W. Bush's attempt to scuttle 527 groups has been rebuffed by the courts. Special in-your-face bonus: Ken Starr is the decision's special guest star.

[Da Judge] said he was rejecting the request for the injunction based on "an impeccable decision by Judge Kenneth Starr . . . speaking when the shoe was on the other foot." That decision by Starr, while he served on the U.S. Court of Appeals, ruled that the court had no authority to order the commission to act more quickly when a Democratic congressman was seeking action.

Well, whaddya know? Freer speech wins--and in an election year, to boot. The next thing you know, maybe they'll invalidate campaign finance "reform" laws altogether.

Whole thing here.