A 6-figure Donald Trump donor is now a No Labels adviser
Udi Ofer in Law.com
, reviewing amicus briefs in a case before the N.J. Supreme Court challenging the state’s ban on cross-nominating candidates.
: “The group is working across the country to get state ballot access
for a potential third-party presidential run next year, sparking widespread concern from Democrats and anti-Trump conservatives that the effort could aide the election of former president… Continue reading
Julie Bykowicz for WSJ:
The 13-year-old nonprofit group, which has a $70 million budget, has qualified for the ballot in Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Utah and is pursuing access elsewhere. Arizona Democrats are suing to kick No Labels off the… Continue reading
The following is a guest post from Josh Douglas
, when I was in DC last week I visited the Library of Congress to review the newly-released papers of Justice John Paul Stevens
. (Shout-out to the… Continue reading
Derek T. Muller, Ballot Access
(forthcoming, Oxford Handbook of American Election Law):
Voters use ballots to choose their preferred candidates or to express support or opposition to ballot initiatives and referenda. There are many and diverse rules for how these… Continue reading
“Cert petition of the week” highlighted at SCOTUSblog
, summarizing the case Mazo v. Way
Some recent actions of legislatures and other elected officials stepping into the thick of how ballot measures are proposed and adopted….
In the Wall Street Journal
, “State Lawmakers Take Aim at Voter-Led Ballot Measures,” which begins, “Lawmakers in Republican-led… Continue reading
New York Law Journal
: A Manhattan judge has struck down as unconstitutional a New York City law that bars those with convictions for public corruption crimes from running for public office.
reports that the national organization of No Labels has been sent a cease and desist letter from the Secretary of State of Maine for misleading voters in their efforts to gain ballot access.
“’Over the past few months,… Continue reading
A 2021 amendment to N.Y.’s Election Law restricts the permissible universe of write-in candidates in a party primary to members of the party. Essentially applying Anderson-Burdick, the state appellate court upheld the constitutionality of the amendment.
“Political parties have protected… Continue reading
New in the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly
, from Capital’s Mark Brown: a review of recent ballot access battles in Ohio. I suspect there’s even more to add to the “major-party monopoly” argument if you add the legislature’s all-out gerrymandering… Continue reading
Late last year here at ELB, I highlighted the Third Circuit’s decision in Mazo v. New Jersey Secretary of State
. (Disclosure: I filed an amicus brief in that case.) Check out that post for more on the background.
Paul… Continue reading
A top-two primary, but only for U.S. Senate
, and only for 2024. That’s in one bill that Montana legislators advanced on Monday.
A second Montana bill
advancing Monday would raise thresholds for parties to qualify for the ballot, and… Continue reading