Vote-swapping and the First Amendment

[JURIST] The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a US District Court ruling Thursday and held that owners of votexchange2000.com and other websites which had organized informal online vote-swapping between Democratic and third-party voters during the 2000 Presidential election could sue the California Secretary of State for violating their First Amendment rights by sending cease-and-desist letters threatening criminal prosecution for allegedly brokering votes. Read Porter v. Jones [PDF opinion].

 

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