Regarding the US Supreme Court's decision not to hear NH's ballot selfie
case: When will it dawn on SOS Billy Gardner that we're 17 years into the 21st century?
D considers the unconstitutional New Hampshire and Indiana statutes banning ballot selfies, as well as statutes that seemingly legalize the ballot selfie.
96) Meanwhile, Langlois's ballot selfie was intended to show his displeasure with the candidates for whom he had the option of voting.
EST - The ballot selfie
that one of Donald Trump's sons posted to social media is illegal, according to a political news organization.
Texplainer: Am I breaking Texas law if I take a ballot selfie
while casting my vote?
District Judge Paul Barbadoro ruled that the ballot selfie is constitutionally protected political speech that can be restricted only by meeting the highest standard of scrutiny--that is, did the state have a compelling interest in restricting the photos?
As political speech, ballot selfies command the same constitutional protection as other First Amendment rights.
By publishing ballot selfies, the media enhances, rather than subverts, our democratic process: The ballot selfie captures the very essence of that [political] process as it happens - the pulled lever, the filled-in bubble, the punched-out chad - and thus dramatizes the power that one person has to influence our government," it wrote in an April (http://electionlawblog.
You can take a ballot selfie in Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.
Hey, Texplainer: If I take a ballot selfie
while casting my vote, am I breaking the law?
Fearing that selfie-taking voters would accidentally breach these rules, last year the electoral commission issued a stern warning about ballot selfies
before the EU referendum.
First, the prohibition on ballot selfies
reaches and curtails the speech rights of all voters, not just those motivated to cast a particular vote for illegal reasons," explains the court, later adding: "Second, the State has not demonstrated that other state and federal laws prohibiting vote corruption are not already adequate to the justifications it has identified.