For decades, campaigns in Ohio have battled over the supposed truth or falsity in campaign advertisements before a 7-member panel of political appointees of the Governor, the Ohio Elections Commission.
Because of important wins of the Finney Law Firm and other able counsel, the jurisdiction of the Elections Commission to weigh in on such disputes has been substantially narrowed in recent months, moving that debate to where it should be — in articles in the media, in conversations at the neighborhood bar, and between campaigns to duke it out in their earned and paid communications .
However, finally the jackboot of the Elections Commission has been lifted from our throats.
Read here a story in this vein from the Columbus Dispatch. This is as it should be.