In November, anti-tax group COAST was sued for making false statements related to the Issue 48 campaign. Instead of defending their statements, they responded by essentially saying that their right to lie was protected by their First Amendment right to free speech.
So, COAST sued, trying to overturn the law against lying. And earlier this week, they lost.
The law states that no one may “post, publish, circulate, distribute or otherwise disseminate, a false statement, either knowing the same to be false or acting with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not, that is designed to promote the adoption or defeat of any ballot proposition or issue.”
Sounds like a fair law to me.