UPDATED: Judge upholds electioneering buffer zone

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(Updated to include comments from the ACLU, the attorney general with edits throughout).

A federal judge has upheld the constitutionality of a nearly 60-year-old Kansas law establishing a 250-foot buffer area to prevent electioneering at polling places.

U.S. District Judge Holly Teeter dismissed the lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which argued the law violated the constitutional right to free speech.

ACLU legal director Lauren Bonds said she . . .


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