Radio Talk: Cheap or Valuable?


The Washington state Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case that will decide whether talk radio hosts John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur, who yakked on the air in support of a ballot initiative (for a gas tax rollback) that they helped launch, needed to report the value of said yakking on KVI radio to the state's Public Disclosure Commission under state campaign finance reporing law.

An Institute for Justice summation of why citizens should be able to talk about political issues, even on the radio, without having to report it to the government, with links to other amicus briefs.

My favorite of my own writings on how campaign finance law can ruin the lives of those who choose to participate in politics.

The authors of the U.S. Constitution on this issue.