Federal Court Lifts Michigan Ban on Selfies and Ballots
The election is just two weeks away, and if you were sad that you weren't going to be able to take a selfie with you ballot, you're now in luck!
The Detroit Free Press says a federal court ruled that "Michigan's prohibition of ballot selfies was a violation of the First Amendment right to free speech."
A lawsuit had been filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids after a man took a selfie of his ballot in 2012 and posted it on social media without knowing it was illegal and punishable up to 90 days in jail or a $500 fine.
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, through Attorney General Bill Schuette, filed a motion on Monday afternoon saying they intend to appeal the ruling. They asked for an injunction arguing it's too close to the election and will create "disruption and delays."