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Do laws against falsehoods in political ads violate the First Amendment?
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Jan. 13, 2014 11:05 a.m.



Lies

The answer to the question in the headline above should be yes, and I can’t imagine that the nation’s highest court will say otherwise.

The story is HERE:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear a challenge to an Ohio laws that forbids candidates and issue groups from making false campaign statements.

The case, involving an anti-abortion group’s claim that Ohio’s False Statement Law violates free speech, will likely be argued in April, with a ruling announced during the last months of the Supreme Court’s term in May or June.

“We are thrilled at the opportunity ...

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