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McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission (docket #: 93-986) (1995)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 10/12/1994
Decided 4/19/1995
Supreme Court Vote 5-2-2
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim upheld
IssueWhether an Ohio statute barring the distribution of campaign literature not containing the name and address of the person or campaign official issuing the literature violated the First Amendment.
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion Stevens, J.
Concurring Opinion Ginsburg J., & Thomas J. (concurring in judgement)
Dissenting Opinion Scalia, J. (joined by Rehnquist, C.J.)
Lower Court Ohio Supreme Court
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
Oral Arguments Oral Arguments  [Oyez]
Ruling - Lower Court
67 Ohio St. 3d 391; 618 N. E. 2d 152
Greenhouse, Linda, "Court to Weigh Ban on Spread of Some Fliers," The New York Times, Feb. 23, 1994, Sect. A, p. 15
Greenhouse, Linda, "Justices Allow Unsigned Political Fliers," The New York Times, April 20, 1995, Sect. A, p. 20
Bezanson, Randall P., "Speech Stories: How Free Can Speech Be?" 50 (1998)
Chemerinsky, Erwin, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (3rd Ed.) (2006), p. 973
Dupree, Thomas H., Jr., "Exposing the Stealth Candidate: Disclosure Statutes After McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission," 63 U. Chicago L.Rev. 1211 (1996)
Editorial, "Protecting Anonymous Speech," The New York Times, April 24, 1995, Sect. A, p. 16
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