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Feathers have been flying over an Ohio political campaign that features a talking duck. But a federal court has rejected complaints from Aflac insurance that the duck in gubernatorial candidate Tim Hagan’s Internet-only ads too closely resembles its mascot.

During a hearing last week, U.S. District Judge Kathleen O’Malley refused to grant a temporary restraining order that would block the ads, saying they represent free speech that is protected under the First Amendment.

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