(AP) - Another federal court has ruled that a
law that banned
electioneering close to polling places violates free-speech rights. Kentucky
A panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a judge's ruling that struck down the law.
The law was challenged by a northern
businessman after campaign signs
were pulled from the yard of his auto body shop on election days in 2012 and
2014. He said the signs were removed by sheriff's deputies because they were
within 300 feet of a polling place. Kentucky
The appeals court panel said
officials failed to show why the
state needs a no-political-speech zone much larger than the U.S. Supreme Court
has upheld. Kentucky
A spokeswoman for state Attorney General Jack Conway says the office is reviewing the ruling.