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Federal Court Says Ballot Selfie Ban Is Like Burning Down the House to Roast a Pig

In First Amendment victory, the court unanimously struck down New Hampshire’s law banning “ballot selfies.” In a victory for the First Amendment, a federal appeals court unanimously struck down New Hampshire’s law banning “ballot selfies.” In a thoughtful 22-page opinion issued Wednesday, the First Circuit Court of Appeals unequivocally concluded that the law violates free speech rights: “The restriction affects voters who are engaged in core political speech, an area highly protected by the First Amendment.
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