Just as the 2008 presidential race is kicking into high gear, a federal appellate court has just ruled that the then California Secretary of State improperly threatened criminal prosecution with respect to two vote-swapping sites pertaining to the Bush-Gore 2000 presidential election. Specifically, the court held that because the Secretary's actions were not sufficiently tailored to advance legitimate interests of the State of California, he could not violate First Amendment rights in seeking to shut down the sites voteswap2000.com and voteexchange2000.com. This ruling very well could be relevant to the extent vote-swapping sites emerge when it comes to the upcoming 2008 Presidential election.