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The Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate abortion in the U.S. by supporting pro-life politicians, primarily women, through its SBA List Candidate Fund political action committee. It has over 365,000 members.[http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/a-feminine-face-for-the-anti-abortion-movement/2011/11/02/gIQAwd7kiM_story.html A feminine face for the anti-abortion movement] - Source: Wikipedia
The Supreme Court upheld the right to lie in one case and struck it down in another on June 16, sparking a discussion about free speech and its dangers.
Some politicians upset by the Supreme Court's reinvigorated defense of the First Amendment just can't resist the temptation to use the courts to shut down the free speech of others. Fortunately, it's not working. On Monday, the high court, even the left-leaning justices, agreed that the state of Ohio went too far in deputizing a state agency to decide what's true and what's not in political advertising.
Some politicians upset by the Supreme Court's reinvigorated defense of the First Amendment just can't resist the temptation to use the courts to shut down the free speech of others.
Taking up a closely watched case on the roles of truth and lies in modern politics, Supreme Court justices Tuesday appeared skeptical about the constitutionality of an Ohio law that criminalizes false statements about candidates in the days before elections.
As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule as unconstitutional a state election law that bars people from making recklessly false statements about political candidates, saying it restricts free speech.