Federal District Court Upholds Minnesota Law Barring False Campaign Speech in Ballot Measure Elections

Today a federal district court issued this Order Granting Summary Judgment in the 281 Care Committee case which I’ve been following on the blog.  It is the first false campaign speech case I know of decided in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Alvarez (the stolen valor case).  In this forthcoming Montana Law Review article, I consider this case and more generally how Alvarez affects the constitutionality of laws barring false campaign speech.

I expect this case will be appealed again to the Eighth Circuit.

 

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