Getting Ads Pulled

Parties and campaigns seek to have opponents’ ads pulled from the airwaves.  I recently noted a case where one candidate sought a court order to prevent his opponent’s spot from being broadcast.  Another controversy has resulted in requests to stations to pull an ad.  In the Lousiana case I mentioned, the judge ordered a campaign to cease and desist an ad, “it clearly appearing that an immediately and irreparable injury, loss, or damage which cannot be measured by a pecuniary standard or which cannot be adequately compensated in money damages will result…”  The order is here.  (I understand that the ad was subsequently altered and the case was voluntarily withdrawn.)

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