http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...-2002Jul1.htmlSullivan's lawsuit alleged that he had been libeled by the advertisement's criticism of his supervision of the Montgomery Police Department. An Alabama jury agreed with him and awarded damages of $500,000, the full amount Sullivan sought.
Nearly four years later, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court reversed the jury's verdict, concluding that the "offending" editorial issue advertisement was fully protected by the First Amendment guarantees of free speech and a free press.
Once enjoying universal support, "campaign finance reform" will crash and burn
when it reaches the Supreme Court.