Today, Enquirer reporter Amber Hunt does an excellent job of explaining the somewhat complex substance and procedural posture of the arguments today before Federal District Court Judge Timothy Black in Susan B. Anthony List. v. Ohio Elections Commission in this article.
This afternoon, a true constitutional showdown is occurring at 2:30 PM before Judge Timothy Black. If this sort of thing interests you, it will make excellent theater. On one side is preeminent Constitutional barrister and frequent Supreme Court advocate, Michael A. Carvin of Jones Day in D.C. On the other side is Eric Murphy, Solicitor of the State of Ohio. Finally, representing the other Plaintiff, COAST, is Finney Law Firm attorney and founder Chris Finney.
After four solid years of litigating this issue, we are now hopeful that Judge Black will enjoin the enforcement of the unconstitutional statute, and end the Ohio Election Commission’s harassment of those who choose to engage in political speech.
Come on down for a listen if you are so inclined. If not, we will report on the results.