Ohio legal officials argue both sides of case on telling election lies

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WASHINGTON — Ohio Solicitor Eric Murphy is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a prior ruling that two Cincinnati groups failed to show they were harmed by a state election law that prohibits making false statements with malice. In a twist, Murphy is on the opposite side of the case from his boss, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who earlier filed a separate brief declaring that the Ohio law violates the First Amendment guarantee of free speech.