High Court Takes Challenge To Election False Statements Law

Law360, Los Angeles (January 10, 2014, 5:51 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear arguments on whether an Ohio state law banning false statements about political candidates violates the First Amendment by prohibiting protected political speech.

The grant of writ of certiorari advances pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List’s 2010 allegations that the Ohio law violated its free speech rights by preventing it from putting up billboards attacking then-Rep. Steve Driehaus, D-Ohio, for his vote on the Affordable Care Act.

SBA List wanted to buy billboard space with the message “Shame...
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