Feb 07 2013

Reform Party Website Updates

Source: Reform Party

New text for the About page has been posted. We are currently researching plugins so website users aren’t forced to redirect to other sites to donate or use the forums, and other general improvements. We are currently on track to finishing all necessary update before the deadline.

If there is a change you would like to see, please leave a comment here or email the communications committee chair, Nick Hensley, at ncreformparty@yahoo.com. Read more »

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Feb 07 2013

Two Libertarians In 2012 Came Close to Being Elected State Legislators

Source: Independent Political Report

In 2012, though not a single Libertarian candidate won election to either upper or lower house of any state legislature, two came quite close. In Colorado, Tim Menger managed to secure an impressive 13,951 votes, or 41% of the vote in a two-way race with Republican Jared Wright in the 54th district. The former incumbent in that race, Laura Bradford, had stepped down after her party asked her to resign for using her political post to attempt to avoid a citation for driving while under the influence. Read more »

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Feb 07 2013

Judge Jim Gray: What is a Functional Libertarian?

Source: Independent Political Report

James P Gray sent out an email last week to me, Paulie, and several other bloggers that he was committing to producing a column by Thursday of each week. I will post it here for our readers as soon as I am able to. The article will also be published every Sunday in the Daily Pilot newspaper, which is distributed in a few cities in Orange County with the Los Angeles Times, under the heading “It’s A Gray Area.” Read more »

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Feb 07 2013

Janine Hansen: “Old Threat to the Constitution Raises its Ugly Head”

Source: Independent Third Party News and Views (via Independent Political Report)

by Janine Hansen, IAP Executive Director & Eagle Forum National Constitutional Issues Chairman

“Conservative Republican Legislators across the nation are being tapped to sponsor Calls for a Constitutional Convention for the stated purpose of passing a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA). Previously, 32 states passed Calls for an Article V “Convention for proposing amendments.” Some 13 of those states have since rescinded their original Convention Calls recognizing the risk of a runaway Read more »

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Feb 07 2013

Cathy Reisenwitz: The Libertarienne on Gay Marriage

Source: Independent Political Report



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Feb 07 2013

All Interesting Wyoming Election Law Bills Fail to Pass

Source: Ballot Access News

Election law bills in Wyoming that would have made interesting substantive changes have failed to pass by the necessary deadline. SF 108 would have switched Wyoming to a top-two open primary system. HB 96 would have made it easier for a party to remain ballot-qualified. HB 141 would have prevented members of one party from switching their party registration on primary day so as to vote in another party’s primary, although it would have retained the ability of independent voters to switch to Read more »

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Feb 07 2013

District of Columbia’s Appeals Court Won’t Block Seizure of $56,928 from Ralph Nader’s Bank Account Over Pennsylvania 2004 Challenge

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 25, 2013, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals denied Ralph Nader’s request for a rehearing in Nader v Serody, 09-cv-906. This means that the individuals who challenged Ralph Nader’s petition in Pennsylvania in 2004 are now free to obtain $56,928 from Nader’s bank account in Washington, D.C. However, the order does not go into effect until April 25, to give Nader an opportunity to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block the fund seizure. It is possible Nader will indeed Read more »

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