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Anonymous Free Speech: Bankers & Actual People

Today Jacob Gershman reports in the Wall Street Journal that “Wall Street and insurance groups are organizing an effort to overturn a New York ethics regulation requiring trade associations that lobby state government to publicly disclose their sources of funding.” ¬†Part of the New York Bankers Association’s argument against such disclosure is that it chills their right to free speech. ¬†They essentially argue that the right to free speech is really a right to anonymous free speech.
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