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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Opinion in Case on Ohio’s Law that Criminalizes False Campaign Speech

On June 16, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Susan B. Anthony List v Driehaus, on Ohio’s law making it a crime to make a knowingly false statement about a candidate or a ballot measure. See this analysis by Election Law Professor Rick Hasen about the decision. The lower courts had refused to decide the constitutionality of the law, but the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to the lower courts, and said they should have adjudicated the case.

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  1. Demo Rep

    More or less speedup in getting YES/NO judgments in ALL election law stuff ???

    Who knows??? – the SCOTUS morons have all sorts of vague standards in various subject areas.

    i.e. generally NOT to rule on constitutional questions if possible for starters, standing, active case, any real injury, etc.

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