A vote against selfies
NEW YORKERS won’t be able to snap ballot selfies on election day.
A Manhattan federal judge ruled Thursday that a state law banning images of marked ballots was legal under the Constitution.
The decision by Judge P. Kevin Castel tossed a lawsuit brought by three New Yorkers against the new ballot selfie law. He didn’t buy arguments that the law undermines free speech.He agreed with city officials’ arguments that a no-photography policy is a practical way to avoid delays at the polls — which could turn some away from casting ballots.
Lawyers for the three New Yorkers said they plan to appeal the ruling.