Correction

October 17, 2006

Due to an editing error, an article in the Today section yesterday on negative campaign ads incorrectly said that the U.S. Supreme Court had overturned the Sedition Act. The court never ruled on the act directly -- it expired in 1801 -- but in subsequent opinions has questioned its constitutionality.

The Sun regrets the error.

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