Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Maryland Political Ad Law

(ANNAPOLIS – AP – December 10, 2019) — A Maryland law approved by state legislators to prevent foreign interference in local elections is unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled.

A three-judge panel of the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law targets political expression and compels certain speech, and affirmed a lower court’s ruling to strike the law down. READ IN FULL