September 25, 2009 10:59PM

Under Current Law, Can the Government Ban Books?

The Citizens United case currently before the Supreme Court may radically reshape campaign finance law for years to come. Former FEC commissioner Bradley A. Smith spoke at a forum on the case a day before the rehearing before the high court.

According to Smith, who is also the founder of the Center for Competitive Politics, under current law, the government does have the power to ban certain books if those books are published by a corporation, as ruled by the Supreme Court in 1990.