May 27 2011

Texas Senate Rejects House Version of Bill that Moves Primary Dates and Petition Deadlines

Source: Ballot Access News

On May 27, the Texas Senate rejected the House’s version of SB 100, the bill that adjusts various primary dates, and petition deadlines for independent candidates. The House had passed a version that keeps the first primary in March but moves the runoff primary from April to May. The latter change had the indirect result that the independent candidate petition deadline (for office other than President) moved from May to June. Read more »

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May 27 2011

Libertarians say restore freedom, repeal Patriot Act

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

WASHINGTON – Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle issued the following statement today:

“Yesterday, Republicans and Democrats in Congress joined hands to renew several provisions of the Patriot Act. These provisions are unconstitutional and violate our right to freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.

“These provisions should be repealed, and if they’re not repealed, they ought to be ruled unconstitutional by the courts. Read more »

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May 27 2011

Louisiana Bill that Helps Independent Candidates Passes House Unanimously

Source: Ballot Access News

On May 26, the Louisiana House passed HB 533 unanimously. This is the Secretary of State’s omnibus election law bill. Among other things, it says independent candidates will have “independent” on the ballot next to their names. Current law requires that “no party” be on the ballot next to their names Read more »

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May 27 2011

Status of Various Election Law Lawsuits

Source: Ballot Access News

On May 26, the Constitution Party of Kansas filed a notice of appeal in its lawsuit which seeks the ability to have voters in Kansas register as members of the Constitution Party (currently Kansas won’t let voters register as members of unqualified parties). The case is now in the 10th circuit. Read more »

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May 27 2011

Conservatives and Social Policy – Arvin Vohra

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

“Many conservatives say they want government out of economic policy but want it involved in social policy. To me, that’s ridiculous!” – Arvin Vohra

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May 27 2011

Join “Why We Left the Left”

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

The following is from Utah Libertarian activist Tom Garrison.

My name is Tom Garrison. I am putting together a book tentatively titled Why We Left the Left. I am looking to enlist folks who publicly identified with the left/liberalism at one point in their lives and have since evolved into libertarians. Read more »

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