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New Hampshire law barring ballot selfies is unconstitutional, court rules

Not even the motive to limit voter coercion can bar right to ballot booth selfies.
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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Ballot Selfie Ban

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Score one for democracy! On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1 st Circuit invalidated New Hampshire’s ballot selfie ban, holding that the prohibition on photographing and publicizing one’s ballot violates the First Amend...

Federal Appeals Court: Ballot Selfies Are Constitutional

LGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

NBC News reports: A federal appeals court on Wednesday said New Hampshire’s ban on voting booth selfies “is like burning down the house to roast the pig.” In a unanimous vote, a three-judge panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeal...

Unanimous First Circuit Affirms Ruling that New Hampshire Ballot Selfie Ban Unconstitutional

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The opinion is here. As I’ve written, I strongly disagree with this ruling because I think the ban is narrowly tailored to prevent vote buying and coercion. And there are lots of ways to express oneself besides a photo of … Continue...

Snapchat Fans, Rejoice: Ballot Selfies Are Totally Constitutional In New Hampshire

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An appeals court on Wednesday ruled that a New Hampshire ban on snapping a selfie while casting a ballot violates the free speech rights of voters. In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit invalidated t...

Appeals court: New Hampshire 'ballot selfie' ban unconstitutional

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BOSTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - A 2014 New Hampshire law prohibiting voters from taking selfies with their ballots on election day is an unconstitutional infringement on the right to free speech, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesd...


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