• Is Money Speech?
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    Is Money Speech?

    >>EUGENE VOLOKH: Is money speech? Say the government says you can publish a newspaper but only if you spend less than $1,000 or even $1,000,000 to do it. Or, you can build a church, but only if it costs less than $1,000. Or, you can hire a lawyer to defend you in a criminal trial, but you can’t spend more than $1,000. All of these would be obviously unconstitutional. Why? Because money is the press? Or money is religion? Or money is a lawyer? Obviously not. Instead, it is because restricting spending money to exercise a Constitutional right: press, religion, counsel, unconstitutionally interferes with that right. The same is true…