Pa. Polling Law Doesn't Flout 1st Amendment, 3rd Circ. Hears

Law360, New York (October 18, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania officials on Thursday urged the Third Circuit to uphold a state law keeping the media and anyone else not actually voting 10 feet away from polling places, arguing the rule doesn't violate the First Amendment because polling places are not public forums.

In a brief to the Third Circuit, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele defended U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer’s Oct. 9 dismissal of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s suit alleging a provision of the state’s election code unconstitutionally keeps people who aren’t actually...
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