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Supreme Court Says Anti-Abortion Group Can Challenge Ohio Law

Posted June 16th, 2014 @ 4:44pm

Complaints about untruthful statements go before the Ohio Elections Commission which then makes a ruling. The Susan B. Anthony List argues that's unconstitutional because it violates free speech. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the unanimous decision saying that the target of a complaint may have to divert time and resources to hire legal counsel to fight the allegations in the final days of an election. The case began with the group launched an ad against Congressman Steve Driehaus, accusing him of backing "taxpayer funded abortions" by supporting the Affordable Care Act. 

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