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Supreme Court allows pro-life group to challenge Ohio ban on campaign false statements
FoxNews.com ^ | 16- June-2014 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 06/16/2014 8:38:21 AM PDT by topher

he Supreme Court delivered a major victory on Monday to an anti-abortion group that sought to challenge an Ohio law that bans campaign statements deemed to be false.

The justices, in a unanimous decision, ruled that the Susan B. Anthony List can go ahead with a lawsuit challenging the law as a violation of free-speech rights.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: abortion; achillwind; censorship; driehaus; freespeech; ohio; partisanwitchhunt; prolife; scotus; shallmakenolaw; susanbanthony
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1 posted on 06/16/2014 8:38:21 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Who does the “deeming”?


2 posted on 06/16/2014 8:39:23 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: topher

Time to take DemonRat (Democrat) Steve Driehaus to the cleaners with the lawsuit...


3 posted on 06/16/2014 8:39:38 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

“false” according to whom?


4 posted on 06/16/2014 8:39:59 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: topher

It shouldn’t even be a QUESTION. Political speech is PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT.


5 posted on 06/16/2014 8:41:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Dr. Sivana
That is the whole point of the Supreme Court decision: this is free speech. Therefore, no one can deem that "Susan B. Anthony" made false statements.

They have thrown the Ohio law out as against free speech...

6 posted on 06/16/2014 8:41:40 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: yldstrk
The whom that decided it was false was quite arbitrary.

Ohio ruled against Susan B. Anthony saying they made false statements.

This is why the Supreme Court made a unanimous decision to strike down the Ohio law: it violated free speech rights.

As we used to say on Freerepublic at one time, this is HUGH (huge).

7 posted on 06/16/2014 8:44:18 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Hence this was a no-brainer for SCOTUS -- both liberals and conservatives agreed this was a violation of Free Speech.

Rarely do you get such a unanimous decision from SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States).

8 posted on 06/16/2014 8:45:47 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

I’m surprised Roberts didn’t call it a tax.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 8:49:02 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: topher
Too soon for SCOTUSBLOG.com to have any comments. I imagine someone is frantically work on some comments on this opinion (or not so frantically).
10 posted on 06/16/2014 8:49:25 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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That is the whole point of the Supreme Court decision: this is free speech. Therefore, no one can deem that "Susan B. Anthony" made false statements.

They have thrown the Ohio law out as against free speech...

The U.S. Supreme Court did no such thing. The Court decided plaintiffs have provided enough evidence to continue with their lawsuit against the Ohio law & remanded the case.

The final word on whether the law itself is constitutional is still years away.

In other words, this was a case/decision about the legal standing of the plaintiffs, not the underlying law.

11 posted on 06/16/2014 8:50:43 AM PDT by gdani (Every day, your Govt surveils you more than the day before)
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To: topher
Link to PDF of decision on SupremeCourt.gov

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-193_omq2.pdf

12 posted on 06/16/2014 8:57:45 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

13 posted on 06/16/2014 9:05:07 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

+1


14 posted on 06/16/2014 9:18:02 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
It shouldn’t even be a QUESTION. Political speech is PROTECTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT

If the "political speech" is demonstrably false, why don't politicians simply bring a lawsuit against the perpetrator? It would only take a few victories in court before all political campaigns straightened out/up.

15 posted on 06/16/2014 9:18:09 AM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: topher

Um - Obamacare DOES use taxpayer money for abortions.

Global Warming has been deemed true by our government.


16 posted on 06/16/2014 9:34:11 AM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: topher

Pro life victory!


17 posted on 06/16/2014 9:47:14 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Any 2nd Amendment/gun rights/concealed carry cases before SCOTUS?


18 posted on 06/16/2014 10:07:07 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: topher

Before we Pro-Life folks get too excited by this ruling, be advised this is both complex AND dual-edged.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 10:12:17 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: DCBryan1

Nope. 14 more decisions are due before the end of June, but none of 2A significance.


20 posted on 06/16/2014 10:36:37 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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