Four-year Constitutional battle against OEC to continue

After a successful trip to the United States Supreme Court, and a victory before Judge Timothy Black on the Federal District Court, the legal battle that started in September of 2010 will continue.

Yesterday, the Ohio Elections Commission voted to appeal this month’s decision to Judge Timothy Black declaring Ohio’s False Political Statements law unconstitutional and enjoining its enforcement.

It is unclear whether the Commission will seek a stay of the injunction to allow it to continue about its business while the appeal is pending.

The last journey through the Court of Appeals and US Supreme Court took more than 2.5 years.  The path and timing of this appeal is expected to be as prolonged.

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