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Will SCOTUS Protect Political Campaign Lies

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

Lefty Pundits Distort Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling to Smear Pro-lifers as Liars

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

Supreme Court unanimously backs Susan B. Anthony List’s free speech over Ohio law

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…

Unanimous Supreme Court Holds Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List Can Continue Legal Challenge

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

Supreme Court Votes For The Right To Lie

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Supreme Court’s Susan B. Anthony List ruling exposes the right’s pernicious habit of false-fact smear campaigns.

Should The Government Outlaw Lying In Politics?

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...

Supreme Court Unanimously Sides With Pro-Life Group in 'Obamacare' Abortion Funding Ads Case

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.

SCOTUS OKs challenge to Ohio law banning campaign untruths

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Challenge To Ohio’s Criminalization of False Political Statements

2 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

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 […]

Supreme Court Rules 9-0 for Susan B. Anthony List in Case Arising from Ohio ‘False’ Speech Law

2 months agoNews : Reason

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

Supreme Court Decision Day

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...

Supreme Court Rules Pro-Life Group Can Defend Its Free Speech Rights

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 […]

Susan B. Anthony List Targets Pro-Abortion Candidates with $3.8 Million

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

Democratic Senator Asked IRS to Investigate Top Pro-Life Group

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). […]

We Want Politicians to Lie

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

Pro-Life Group Susan B. Anthony List heads to the Supreme Court

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 […]

Supreme Court Hears Case on Government Asserting Power to Decide What the Political Truth Is, and There's Nothing At All Scary About That

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...

Susan B. Anthony List defends free speech at Supreme Court over Obamacare election ads

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

In Pro-Life Case Involving 'Obamacare' Abortion Funding, Supreme Court Has Free Speech Concerns

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.

SCOTUS Grills Ohio Over Its Speech-Suppressing 'Ministry of Truth'

4 months agoNews : Reason

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

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