Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Unsigned political poster bill is vetoed. Article.
Governor Mitt Romney vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed unsigned political posters and literature to be circulated, the State House News Service reported. Currently, political materials must be signed, which bill sponsors say violates the First Amendment. Romney said his veto will protect political candidates from deliberate misstatements, and lend more credibility to campaign materials. The American Civil Liberties Union has testified in favor of the bill, saying the Supreme Court has found bans on such anonymous speech unconstitutional.

[Dennis v Mass, 1974 - ed.]

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