The case involves a suit that Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List filed against an Ohio campaign law and the Ohio Election Commission. The Commission found probable cause that SBA List would have violated the law if the pro-life group had displayed the proposed billboards during a 2010 election cycle. The signs would have let voters know that Democrat candidate Steve Driehaus supported Obamacare, which leaves the door open for government funding of abortions. The billboard company decided not to run the billboards when Driehaus threatened to sue.
MarjorieDannenfelser, president of the pro-life group, said the today’s decision is a path “toward victory.”
“SBA List is now one step closer in its quest to unleash the First Amendment from the constraints imposed by Ohio’s unconstitutional false speech statute,” she explained. “We are optimistic that the district court will rule quickly and will side with the First Amendment.”