WaPo, Others Call Md.'s Political Ad Law Unconstitutional

Law360 (August 17, 2018, 5:39 PM EDT) -- The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun and a host of local newspapers asked a Maryland federal court Friday to declare a new state law meant to curb Russian propaganda online as unconstitutional, saying it violates the First Amendment by compelling the media to regularly publish details about the people or groups who purchase political ads.   

A group of 10 publications and a regional press association sued the officers of Maryland's State Board of Elections, asking the court to stop them from enforcing the Online Electioneering Transparency and Accountability Act that requires large online publications and social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to...

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