Media Seek To Overturn Poll Access Ban In NJ

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Press Association and individual news organizations on Tuesday sued state officials to overturn a ban on interviewing or photographing voters within 100 feet of polling places on Election Day.

In a complaint in New Jersey federal court, the NJPA and other plaintiffs including The Star-Ledger, Gannett Satellite Information Network Inc. and North Jersey Media Group contend that the prohibition — spelled out in statutory provisions and a state attorney general directive on exit polling — violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution and...
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