AG Appeals Ruling That Struck Down Ky Electioneering Law
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has asked an appeals court to block a ruling that struck down a state law banning electioneering close to polling places. Conway says the buffer is an important safeguard against Election Day shenanigans.
With the general election less than three weeks away, Conway moved quickly with his motion to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
He’s asking the court to keep the law in place — pending an appeal — to insulate voters from campaign activities outside polls.
The filing comes a day after U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman ruled the 300-foot buffer violates First Amendment rights.
He issued a permanent injunction blocking the law’s enforcement.
Christopher Wiest, one of the attorneys for the man challenging the law, says Bertelsman reached the correct decision.