After Supreme Court Decisions, NYT Lead Story Questions Value of 'Weaponized' Free Speech

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A few Supreme Court cases just failed to go the left’s way, and now they are trashing the First Amendment they once supposedly revered. New York Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak gave the reversal his seal of approval in a long lead story for Sunday’s front page: “How Free Speech Was Weaponized By Conservatives.

What began in an anti-free-speech backlash by the paper against the Citizens United decision, which lifted the ban on independent political expenditures by corporations and unions, is becoming more robust now that some influential First Amendment rulings have gone in favor of conservatives.

Liptak wrote this Sunday: