Congratulations to our colleague Bill Maurer, who did an outstanding job arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court today in Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. Bennett.  As the early news coverage notes, the conservative members of the Court were skeptical of the government’s arguments and seemed inclined to hold Arizona’s law unconstitutional.  That’s good news for free-speech advocates.


For more information on the case, be sure to check out Maurer’s op-ed in today’s edition of USA Today and my colleague Steve Simpson’s op-ed at  Additional pre-argument coverage by John Lott and Brad Smith is available at National Review Online and the Wall Street Journal.


We will continue to provide links to news coverage of the argument, and will provide a link to the argument transcript as soon as it becomes available.


UPDATE:  Click here to read the transcript of Monday’s argument.


Additional coverage of Mondays argument:

ABA Journal

ABC News

All Headline News

Arizona Republic

Associated Press

Bangor Daily News


Cato @ Liberty

Center for Competitive Politics

Center for Responsive Politics

Christian Science Monitor


Common Cause

Connecticut Mirror

East Valley Tribune

First Amendment Center

Fox News

Los Angeles Times

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Mother Jones

National Journal

New York Times

PBS Newshour

Phoenix New Times




Talk Radio News Service


USA Today

Wall Street Journal (and another (and another))

Washington Examiner

Washington Post

Washington Times

The Weekly Standard