This Saturday, July 21, C-SPAN Radio’s Supreme Court Historic Oral Argument continues this month’s election issues cases with a 1995 case about campaign literature and free speech : “Margaret McIntyre, Petitioner v. Ohio Elections Commission, Respondent”.
On April 27, 1988, Margaret McIntyre distributed leaflets to people at a public meeting in a Columbus, Ohio suburb. The leaflets---which expressed her opposition to a proposed school tax levy---were signed as the views of "concerned parents and tax payers." Margaret McIntyre was subsequently fined $100 for violating a section of the Ohio Elections Commission code that prohibited the distribution of campaign literature that does not contain the name and address of the person issuing the literature.
The audio and information in this program are courtesy of the Oyez project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law at: http://www.oyez.org/