National Constitution Center Podcast explores Finney Law Firm U.S. Supreme Court case

We missed this podcast, which has been “up” for more than a month, until now, on the important case the Finney Law Firm has pending before the United States Supreme Court, Susan B. Anthony List, et al. v. Ohio Elections Commission, et al.

The National Constitution Center has an interesting dialogue on how the “best Amicus Brief ever” came to be.  The praise was heaped by bloggers and newspaper reporters nationwide over a brief authored by D.C. attorney Ilya Shipro on behalf of his clients the CATO Institute and humorist P.J. O’Rourke.  The brief was filed in support of the positions taken by the client of the Finney Law Firm, the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST) in that Supreme Court case.

The Finney Law Firm, along with other attorneys, appeared in April before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of two clients seeking to engage in political speech in Ohio without threat of the Ohio “False Claims Statute” hanging over their heads.  The “False Claims Statute” criminalizes political speech in Ohio that a panel — the Ohio Elections Commission — deems “false.”  Finney Law Firm clients challenge the constitutionality of the statute.

The podcast, featuring brief author Ilya Shipro of the CATO Institute and his other client, humorist P.J. O’Rourke, is here.

The case is expected to be decided this month.  You can read more about it here, here and here.

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