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6th Circuit rejects Ohio ‘truth commission’ law

“The First Amendment forbids government from acting as a ‘truth commission’ on matters of public debate. The 6th Circuit understood that this type of government intrusion has no place under the Constitution. The court was right to affirm, as the district court did, the freedom of Susan B. Anthony List and all the people of Ohio to speak in accordance with their views.”
Published On: 10/18/2017
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Casey Mattox regarding Wednesday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit Wednesday in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus to affirm a district court’s rejection of an Ohio law that silenced the pro-life group’s ability to speak out about an elected official’s position on Obamacare:

“The First Amendment forbids government from acting as a ‘truth commission’ on matters of public debate. The 6th Circuit understood that this type of government intrusion has no place under the Constitution. The court was right to affirm, as the district court did, the freedom of Susan B. Anthony List and all the people of Ohio to speak in accordance with their views.”

David R. Langdon, one of more than 3,000 private attorneys allied with ADF, is co-counsel representing Susan B. Anthony List in the case.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.

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