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A Constitutional Right to Lie in Campaigns and Elections

  title={A Constitutional Right to Lie in Campaigns and Elections},
  author={Richard L. Hasen},
  journal={Montana law review},
For many years, courts have divided on the constitutionality of laws regulating false campaign speech, with some courts upholding some false campaign speech laws and other courts striking them down. This past June, however, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in U.S. v. Alvarez, a case which no doubt will cause courts to reconsider the constitutionality of such laws. Although Alvarez did not involve campaign speech, the Supreme Court discussed the general question whether the Constitution… Expand
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