DENVER, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pillar of Law Institute won a preliminary injunction this evening against the enforcement of a Colorado law against "ballot selfies," photographs of one's own marked ballot usually displayed on social media. "This is a big victory for Coloradoans, allowing them to unquestionably express their support for candidates and causes in this election," said Stephen Klein, Pillar attorney and co-counsel in the case. "Today, free speech won." The order, issued by Judge Christine M. Arguello of the United States Court for the District of Colorado, followed a hearing over two days in which Pillar's case, Hill v. Williams, was consolidated with another case, Harlos v. Morrissey. The lawsuits were brought in response to a stern declaration late last week from the Denver District Attorney warning that ballot selfies are illegal in Colorado and punishable as a misdemeanor. "Law enforcement—including the Denver District Attorney, the Colorado Attorney General, and the Colorado Secretary of State—made every effort to disown the law after warning citizens against ballot selfies or otherwise exposing their ballots," said Klein. "Thankfully, this ploy did not hold up. This injunction protects Colorado voters from a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail simply for celebrating their right to vote."