Everyone assumes it is -- as a practical matter -- beyond the reach of reason that the Ohio Elections Commission and the Courts of Ohio to actually convict and criminally punish someone for engaging in campaign speech in Ohio. But it is not just theoretical under Ohio's pernicious statute punishing political speech. It has happened!
Today's Columbus Dispatch details a criminal conviction in Ohio for engaging in an act dangerous to society -- political speech!
Because the State courts and the federal courts -- until now -- refuse to reel in the out-of-control Ohio Elections Commission, tomorrow's Supreme Court oral argument is our first real shot at striking down this unconstitutional enforcement scheme.
Read it here.