Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WTF....Supreme Court To Consider Ohio Ban On Campaign Lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?

That debate makes its way to the Supreme Court next week as the justices consider a challenge to an Ohio law that bars false statements about political candidates during a campaign. The case has attracted national attention, with groups across the political spectrum criticizing the law as a restriction on the First Amendment right to free speech.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/16/supreme-court-campaign-lies_n_5158964.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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