Monthly Archives: August 2010

U.S. District Court in Virginia Explains Why It Upheld Residency Requirement for Circulators

On August 23, U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson, a Bush Jr. appointee, ruled from the bench in Lux v Rodrigues, upholding a Virginia law that says circulators for a U.S. House candidate may not work outside their home district.  On August 26, he issued this written opinion. On August 27, the plaintiffs filed […]

Florida Legislator Who Lost Primary Files Lawsuit to Void Primary Results Because Opponent Didn't Report Finances

On August 31, Florida Representative Kevin Ambler filed a lawsuit in state court to void the results of the August 24 primary in the State Senate race in the 12th district (Tampa area).  Ambler lost the Republican primary by a vote of 14,603 for himself, to 18,547 votes for Jim Norman. The lawsuit charges that […]

Tom Tancredo, Constitution Party Nominee for Colorado Governor, Would Support Legalization of Marijuana

This news interview with Tom Tancredo, Constitution Party nominee for Governor of Colorado, reveals that Tancredo supports legalizing marijuana.  Thanks to ThirdPartyDaily for the link.

Florida Supreme Court Removes Three of the Legislature's Ballot Measures

On August 31, the Florida Supreme Court removed three statewide ballot questions from the November ballot.  See this story.  The legislature had put all three on the ballot.  The Court said the legislature’s ballot descriptions of its measures are fundamentally misleading.  One of the measures would, if passed, cancel out two initiatives to provide for […]

Four-party Debate in California U.S. House Race

On August 31, a debate was held for the four candidates on the ballot in California’s U.S. House race, 17th district.  The candidates were:  incumbent Democrat Sam Farr, Republican Jeff Taylor, Green Party nominee Eric Petersen, and Libertarian nominee Mary Larkin.  See this story.

10th Circuit Upholds Colorado Ballot Access Restriction, Even Though the Legislature has Already Repealed That Restriction Effective in 2011

On August 31, the 10th circuit upheld Colorado’s unique law, barring independent candidates (for office other than President) if they have been registered members of a qualified party in the 17 months before the general election.  As a result, Kathleen Curry, Colorado’s only independent legislator, must be a write-in candidate this year as she tries […]

Pennsylvania ACLU Takes Carl Stevenson Ballot Access Case to Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Carl Stevenson is an independent candidate for Pennsylvania legislature.  He was challenged off the ballot on the grounds that some of his signatures had been collected by someone who doesn’t live in the same district.  The Commonwealth Court removed him from the ballot, even though in 2002 a U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania had struck […]