“Judge poised to strike down part of new Utah election law”

Deseret News:

A federal judge appears poised to strike down part of a disputed new state election law that defines how political parties choose candidates for elected office.

U.S. District Judge David Nuffer signaled Tuesday that he intends to find forcing parties to hold open primary elections is unconstitutional. He noted that every other court has found that requirement violates the First Amendment.

“Honestly, that’s how I think I’m ruling,” he said after hearing arguments from the Utah Republican Party, the Utah Constitution Party and the state.

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