Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Two COASTers make national news on same day

COAST "Tweets" Complaint and Mark Miller featured NYT.

This morning, we were greeted with this from the New York Times featuring the important litigation, COAST v. Ohio Elections Commission.  This is possibly COAST's most important piece of First Amendment litigation, challenging the jurisdiction of the Ohio Elections Commission in "false speech" cases.  As Mike DeWine's Amicus Brief in the very case he is defending (bravery!) tells us, the statute and the OEC process is terribly misused to chill legitimate and entirely truthful political speech.

Roseann Siderits featured in the Wall Street Journal
Then, an hour later, we saw this video on WSJ.Com with Roseann Siderits doing her grass roots work for Presidential candidate Rick Santorum in West Chester.

COAST would note that it put its better foot forward with Roseann Siderits in video and Mark in print, and we will leave it at that.


  1. Congrats. Mark Miller's lying got all the way to the New York Times!

  2. Fris, you just miss the point entirely, don't you?

  3. Nope, I got it. Mark Miller makes up a bunch of stuff and posts about it on Twitter. Lies on behalf of his Issue 48 campaign (which failed), much as he did with his Issue 9 campaign (which failed). The Ohio Ethics Commission gets a complaint about Miller's lies. Miller and COAST sue for "free speech," in order to allow Miller to lie.

    Miller continues to sit on Twitter all day blaming the streetcar for brownouts, deaths and even compared it to that man who walked in front of a freight train with his son in Trenton.

    Not to mention, comparing the deaths of firefighters on 9/11 to Cincinnati brownouts then blaming the brownouts on the streetcar which is not the source of the problem nor can its grants/funds be used for firefighting operating costs.

  4. Fris, you confirmed. You miss the point entirely.


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