Glad to see two very good free speech groups, Wyoming Liberty Group and the Center for Competitive Politics, are weighing in on this appeal by the prosecution of the Third Court of Appeals’ decision to overturn DeLay’s conviction. This case raises important issues of political speech. As WyLiberty’s press release summarizes:
“By cobbling the Texas money laundering statute together with the state’s election code, the prosecutors weaved a complex web that, if upheld, would threaten all politicians and politically active citizens,” said Steve Klein, co-counsel to WyLiberty. “But political speech and participation are the very reason we have a First Amendment, and vague inventions like this cannot stand, especially when they are created whole cloth by prosecutors instead of legislators.”
The release includes a link to the amicus brief filed June 2.