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Swift Boat, Forged Documents: Can Campaign Ads Be Believed?
Panel discussion to take place at Noon, October 11
September 28, 2004
The presidential election campaign season has been full of deception. The Swift Boat Group slur of John Kerry’s reputation as a decorated veteran appeared ugly in its deceitfulness, matched quickly by apparent forgeries submitted to CBS to discredit Bush’s service in the National Guard.
While it’s true that elections often lead to attacks on the opponent’s character and position, shouldn’t there be a difference between an accurate attack and a dishonest one?
This question, among others, will be addressed during a panel discussion, “False Campaign Ads: Pros and Cons of Regulations,” at Noon, Monday, October 11 in the Saxbe Auditorium at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
William P. Marshall, Kenan Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina and Deputy White House Counsel to former President Clinton will join the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law professors Edward B. Foley and David Goldberger in discussing this year’s campaign ads.
The panel discussion is part of a groundbreaking-new program, Election Law @ Moritz. The program is devoted to in-depth, timely, and scholarly analysis of election law issues. In addition to the speaker series, the project has developed The e-Book on Election Law, a searchable web-based book that explains election-related laws and procedures.
Since 1891, the Moritz College of Law has played a leading role in the legal profession through countless contributions made by alumni and faculty. Graduates of the school reside in all 50 states and 20 other countries and include justices of the Ohio Supreme Court, current and former U.S. senators and representatives, managing partners in law firms of all sizes, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 corporations, and attorneys with nonprofit organizations and public interest law firms.