The used-car sales lobby must be licking its chops. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Susan B. Anthony List (an antiabortion group) may sue over an Ohio law that prevented it from making false statements about a political candidate. What...Show More Summary
Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that pro-life organization Susan B. Anthony List should be allowed to challenge in court an Ohio state law that criminalizes making false statements in an election campaign. The law, which...Show More Summary
by Ben Johnson WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously decided to allow the Susan B. Anthony List to challenge a law that it says could chill free speech and intimidate American citizens not to criticize politicians. Former Democratic Congressman Steve Driehaus…
The pro-life Susan B. Anthony List (SBA) was investigated for allegedly violating an Ohio election law banning false speech in campaign messages. It has now won on an issue at the Supreme Court that allows SBA to proceed with its lawsuit, arguing Ohio’s law violates free speech. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court’s Susan B. Anthony List ruling exposes the right’s pernicious habit of false-fact smear campaigns.
Today the Supreme Court sided with the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List in a dispute over an election law in Ohio which makes it illegal to “post, publish, circulate, distribute, or otherwise disseminate a false statement concerning a candidate…if the statement is designed to promote the election, nomination, or defeat of the candidate. The SBA...
In a unanimous, 9-0, decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lower court decision preventing Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization, from suing a Democratic congressman over a freedom of speech claim. The case, involving an SBA List advertisement claiming that the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," funds abortions, will be allowed to move forward.
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled this morning in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus that a lower court challenge can proceed against Ohio’s law purporting to ban untruthful campaign speech. [decision, SCOTUSBlog, earlier Overlawyered...Show More Summary
The Supreme Court has handed down a unanimous decision in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus. This is an important case for the free speech community. It involved poorly written Ohio laws that SBA prohibit the use of false statements in campaign advertisements. It allows politicians to harass public interest groups and force them into […]
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously today in favor of the conservative anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List, allowing he group to proceed with a First Amendment challenge against an Ohio law criminalizing "false" political speech. The case of Susan B. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court released decisions moments ago in Abramski v. United States and Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus. The Abramski case raised the issue of whether Congress criminalized firearm straw purchases by means of a material statements law. Justice...
The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a pro-life women’s group in a case regarding whether it has a First Amendment right to expose the pro-abortion records of political candidates. The Susan B. Anthony List is petitioning the high court to allow their First Amendment challenge to Ohio’s “false statement” law to proceed on […]
In a letter to top donors released this week, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA-List) reveals its campaign plans for the fall elections. SBA-List--through its Women Speak Out super PAC--intends to direct most of its firepower to Senate races, specifically targeting abortion-friendly Democrats Mary Landrieu (LA), Kay Hagan (NC), and Mark Pryor (AK). Show More Summary
Yesterday Judicial Watch reported that Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) wrote to the IRS in June 2012 to complain about 12 nonprofit groups he wanted investigated for “political activity.” The Susan B. Anthony List was one of the 12 groups listed (along with the Club for Growth, Americans for Tax Reform, 60 Plus Association and others). […]
Get this: The U.S. Supreme Court is about to decide whether false accusations and mudslinging during political campaigns are illegal. As it goes, during the 2010 election in Ohio, an anti-abortion group, the Susan B. Anthony List, sought to launch a billboard campaign that accused then-Rep. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization, will have its case heard at the U.S. Supreme Court. The case revolves around political speech during political campaigns. Reuters reported that the Ohio state law allows candidates as well as citizens to file complaints about alleged false slogans, which led to a contentious state electoral […]
Maybe one of the most important cases in a long time. Rep. Steve Driehaus voted for Obamacare. The Susan B. Anthony List wanted to put up billboards that said, ?Shame on Steve Driehaus! Driehaus voted FOR taxpayer-funded abortion," and ran...
by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., April 23, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- One of the nation's largest pro-life groups has defended free speech before America's highest court, arguing that their liberty was inhibited in the 2010 race by an Ohio law restricting speech in election ads. In 2010, the Susan B. Anthony…
An Ohio law that was used to stifle the political speech of a pro-life group appears in jeopardy Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Susan B. Anthony List vs. Driehaus.
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared poised on Tuesday to give the green light to a First Amendment lawsuit aimed at overturning a censorious state law. At issue in Tuesday's oral arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus was whether...Show More Summary