Ballot Selfie Ban Constitutional In NY, Judge Finds

By Cara Salvatore (September 28, 2017, 5:59 PM EDT) -- New York's ban on ballot-box selfies was upheld Thursday by a federal judge who found, after a bench trial, that the goal of stemming election manipulation and voting delays does not impinge on the First Amendment.

A group of voters brought the suit shortly before last year's election on the grounds that allowing voters to post their marked ballots on social media was a singularly compelling form of political expression.

U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel, delivering a verdict on a trial he conducted a few weeks ago, ruled that the "narrowly tailored" law prohibiting ballot-booth photography — New York Election...

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