Pa. Poll Access Rule Tramples Press's Freedom, 3rd Circ. Told

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT) -- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette told the Third Circuit on Friday that a Pennsylvania rule keeping the media 10 feet away from polling places violates their First Amendment rights and that a lower court was wrong to reject a proposed agreement allowing the paper limited access.

The Pennsylvania daily paper said in a brief that U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer’s Oct. 9 ruling, which had dismissed its suit as well as a proposed consent order with Allegheny County election officials, had wrongly rejected its First and Fourteenth...
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