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The Supreme Court upheld the right to lie in one case and struck it down in another on June 16, sparking a discussion about free speech and its dangers.
In one case, Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, the court held that the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List (SAL) had the right to challenge the Ohio state law that prevents politicians and other participants from making blatantly false statements during a political campaign, according to Constitution Daily.
The case reached the Supreme Court after the SAL had made false statements regarding a politician’s voting record on abortion (Driehaus ...


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