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Federal court strikes down Ohio ‘truth commission’ law

ADF official comment
Published On: 10/18/2017

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Casey Mattox regarding a federal court’s decision Thursday in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus to strike down 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 court rightly understood that an Orwellian ‘ministry of truth’ has no place under the Constitution and has upheld the freedom of Susan B. Anthony List and all the people of Ohio to speak in accordance with their views.”

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