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Supreme Court Ruling Revives Challenge to Ban on False Political Speech

posted on June 17, 2014

“The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously held that two conservative groups can continue their challenge to an Ohio campaign law making it illegal to lie about political candidates,” Jess Bravin writes in The Wall Street Journal. According to the court, the challengers, Susan B. Anthony List and Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes, can sue the Ohio Elections Commission on First Amendment grounds; enforcement of the law would restrict the groups’ right to free speech.

Read at The Wall Street Journal