U.S. Supreme Court Sets Argument Date in Ohio Case over Law Making it a Crime to Make a False Statement About a Candidate

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Susan B. Anthony List v Driehaus, 13-193, on Tuesday, April 22. This is the case over an Ohio law that makes it a criminal offense for anyone to make a false statement about a candidate with the intent of altering the election outcome. The lower courts had refused to rule on the constitutionality of the law, for procedural reasons. It is possible the U.S. Supreme Court wils simply rule that the lower courts should have adjudicated the case, and send it back to them.

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