Justice Brennan’s Change of Heart on Government Campaign Speech

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  1. Alex says:

    Governmental speeches are always contoversial and tend to leave out key elements. BPTC and LPC are often course areas where contoversies are commonly expressed but with the right training you can be prepared.

  2. PrometheeFeu says:

    “it provides a valuable heuristic for those who do not have the time or inclination to evaluate the competing arguments for themselves;”

    I’m not sure I understand how that is a good thing.

    “it adds to the marketplace of available ideas and arguments, especially (but not only) as a counter to expression from powerful private sources.”

    It seems to me government campaign speech is simply speech from a private source with public funding. This is especially the case when the content of that speech is determined by people who have a personal stake (re-election) in modifying public perceptions.