NH Urges 1st Circ. To Revive Voting Booth Selfie Ban

Law360, Boston (September 13, 2016, 6:39 PM EDT) -- The longtime New Hampshire secretary of state pressed the First Circuit on Tuesday to revive a law that bans people from sharing their completed ballots in voting-booth selfies, but faced skeptical judges who grilled the Live Free or Die state about the First Amendment implications.

An attorney for New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner argued that the new law, passed by the Legislature in 2014 but halted by a federal judge in 2015, would help fight vote-buying and vote-coercion, and is narrowly tailored to advance a substantial government interest. But he also acknowledged that there have been no violations of...

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