Feb 01 2013

Partial Victory in Illinois Green Party Ballot Access Case

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 1, U.S. District Court Judge John J. Thorp ordered that minor party candidates for U.S. House, 2nd district, should not be required to obtain more than 3,444 valid signatures to be included in the April 2013 special election. The deadline is Monday, February 4, so there is a possibility that either the Green Party nominee, LeAlan Jones, or the independent candidate, Marcus Lewis, or anyone else, might succeed in surmounting this requirement by the deadline. The case is Jones v McGuffage, Read more »

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Feb 01 2013

Illinois Green Party Request for Injunction May be Decided on February 1

Source: Ballot Access News

It is possible that an order will be released on February 1 in Jones v McGuffage, 12-cv-9997, the Green Party’s ballot access case pending in Chicago. The Green Party is hoping for relief from the law that requires over 15,000 valid signatures by February 4 if the party’s nominee for U.S. House in the special April 2013 election, 2nd district, has a chance to appear on the ballot. Independent candidate Marcus Lewis is also hoping for some relief. Here is the closing brief of the Green Party. Here is the Read more »

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Feb 01 2013

Sponsors for Alabama Ballot Access Bill Found in Both Houses

Source: Ballot Access News

A ballot access improvement bill will be introduced in Alabama on February 5. In the Senate it will be introduced by Senator Cam Ward (R-Alabaster); in the House by Representative Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham). This is the first time such a bill has had sponsors in both houses. In the past, ballot access reform bills have passed in the Senate, but not the House. Thanks to Joshua Cassidy for this news. Read more »

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Feb 01 2013

LP News back issues now online

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Throughout its 41-year history, the Libertarian Party has benefited from the hard work and tireless activism of members throughout the country — people who have invested their time and resources in running candidates to advance liberty at every level of government.

LP News, the national party’s publication of record, has been there to celebrate its victories, accomplishment, strategies, and hopes for much less government, more freedom and peace. Read more »

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