U.S. Supreme Court Declines ‘Ballot Selfie’ Case; Right to Photograph Remains Protected

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a First Circuit Court of Appeals decision to strike down a New Hampshire law banning “ballot selfies.”

By declining to review the case, the court has allowed the First Circuit ruling to stand, a result the New England First Amendment Coalition calls a victory for the First Amendment and open government.

NEFAC filed an amici brief — drafted on behalf of the coalition by attorneys at the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic — last year arguing that the New Hampshire law is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech and could impede the public’s ability to monitor its government.