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Appeals court suspends order blocking political ad


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An appeals court has suspended a judge's restraining order that blocked a conservative group from running ads attacking a legislative candidate.

  The decision from the District 4 Court of Appeals means the Coalition for America's Families can continue running ads accusing Assembly candidate Mark Radcliffe of supporting government-run health care for illegal immigrants.

  The decision stays a temporary restraining order granted by Jackson County Circuit Judge Thomas Lister, who ruled Saturday the group must pull the ad because it was likely defamatory.

  The appeals court says it's not aware of any case law that would permit the prior restraint of free speech in this case.

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