Courthouse News Asks Court to Unseal Documents Related to Sen. Purdue’s Business Dealings
In both his 2014 race and current reelection efforts, Purdue has leveraged his experience as a successful business leader of Reebok and Dollar General to win voters’ confidence. Courthouse News reporter Daniel Jackson says he has found information that may paint a more complicated picture of the Senator’s track record.
Trump Settles Defamation Lawsuit Against Wisconsin TV Station
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign sued the local broadcast station in April for running an ad that made it seem like the President had called the coronavirus a hoax. The settlement does not include an apology from Trump, but one of the TV station's attorney framed it as a win for local news.
President Trump’s Re-Election Campaign Sues The New York Times Over an Opinion Piece
Filed in New York's Supreme Court, the suit alleges that the newspaper knowingly published false information about his campaign's ties to Russia. He is represented by lawyer Charles J. Harder, who is known for successfully defending Hulk Hogan against Gawker Media.
Iowa State University Faces Lawsuit After Banning Chalk Messages
“Through the use of three policies –a ban on chalking, a prohibition on student emails related to campaigns and elections, and a Campus Climate Reporting System–Iowa State University has created an elaborate investigative and enforcement regime designed to chill speech concerning political and social issues of public concern,” Speech First said in a statement on its site.
Twitter Announces Details of New Political Ad Policy
Under this new policy, Twitter will no longer accept advertisements that include “content that references a candidate, political party, elected or appointed government official, election, referendum, ballot measure, legislation, regulation, directive, or judicial outcome.” Ads that include appeals to vote or solicitations for financial support will also be banned.
Advocacy Group Sues New Jersey Officials Over New Law They Allege Violates The First Amendment
The New Jersey Attorney General and three state election enforcement officials are being sued by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), over […]
Ballard Spahr: MD and DC News Organizations Win Challenge To Online Political Ad Law
Reprinted with Permission from Ballard Spahr In a 50-page opinion and order issued today, a Maryland federal court ruled in […]
Exercising Selfie-Expression: Do Ballot Selfie Bans Violate the First Amendment?
Elections look a lot different these days than they did in the past. Swag, branded hashtags, and of course, the […]