“Ninth Circuit Won’t Strike Down Arizona’s February Petition Deadline Because Green Party Submitted No Evidence that Early Deadline Injured It”

BAN: On September 23, the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in Arizona Green Party v Reagan, 14-15976, saying that the party’s challenge to the February petition deadline for new parties fails because the Green Party submitted no evidence that the … Continue reading

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“Sixth Circuit Upholds Kentucky’s Failure to Have a Procedure for an Unqualified Party to Become a Qualified Party in Advance of Any Particular Election”

BAN: On August 26, the Sixth Circuit issued an opinion in Libertarian Party of Kentucky v Grimes, 16-6107. The opinion upholds Kentucky’s failure to have any procedure for a group to transform itself into a qualified party, in advance of … Continue reading

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Today’s Must Read: LA Times on “American Independent” Voters Who Will Be Out of Democratic Presidential Primay

LAT: With nearly half a million registered members, the American Independent Party is bigger than all of California’s other minor parties combined. The ultraconservative party’s platform opposes abortion rights and same sex marriage, and calls for building a fence along … Continue reading

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“Judge’s Lower Bar for Third Party Candidates Intrigues Republican Election Lawyers”

Daily Report: The chairman of the Republican National Lawyers Association said Friday that a federal judge’s decision to strike down Georgia’s ballot access law as unconstitutionally restrictive could have national ramifications for the 2016 presidential race. U.S. District Judge Richard … Continue reading

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