Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission
The Ohio code provides that no one shall write, print or otherwise distribute materials designed to promote the election or defeat of a candidate or issue without putting their name and residence or business address on the material. The Petitioner distributed leaflets at a school tax levy meeting that opposed the tax levy. Some of the handouts indicated that Petitioner was the author, but others did not. The Petitioner was fined $100 for violating the Ohio code.
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