Monthly Archives: September 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Lux Application, Says Law on Circulator Residency is Still Unsettled

On September 30, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts denied injunctive relief to Herb Lux, independent candidate for U.S. House in Virginia.  The 3-page order says, “Lux may very well be correct that the Fourth Circuit precedent relied on by the District Court (Libertarian Party of Virginia, a case decided in 1985) has been […]

U.S. Government Asks for More Time to Respond to Lawsuit in U.S. Supreme Court on Size of U.S. House

On August 26, 2010, the plaintiffs in Clemons v U.S. Department of Commerce had asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear that case, 10-291.  The issue is whether the Constitution implicitly requires that the size of the U.S. House of Representatives be increased, because at its current size, it is impossible for “one man, one […]

First Circuit Hears New Hampshire Presidential Substitution Case on November 2

The First Circuit will hear Libertarian Party of New Hampshire v Gardner on November 2, at 9:30 a.m., in Boston.  This is the case that challenges New Hampshire’s refusal to allow unqualified parties to use a stand-in presidential candidate on a candidate petition, and later substitute the actual presidential nominee.  It also challenges the state’s […]

Delaware Supreme Court Will Hear Fusion Lawsuit Filed by Libertarians, After Election

The Delaware Supreme Court has set a briefing schedule in McVay v Department of Elections for Kent County, number 528(2010).  The opening brief is due October 25, 2010.  The schedule is such that the case will be decided after the November 2, 2010 election.  The case had been filed by a Libertarian nominee for the […]

Chicago Tribune Endorses Green Party Legislative Nominee

On September 29, the Chicago Tribune endorsed Jeremy Karpen, Green Party nominee for Illinois State House, 39th district, in Chicago.  See this story from GreenPartyWatch.  Karpen and the Democratic nominee, incumbent Maria Antonia “Toni” Berrios, are the only two candidates on the ballot.  They were also the only two candidates on the ballot in November […]

Conservative Party Names Carl Paladino as its Gubernatorial Nominee

On the evening of September 29, the New York Conservative Party nominated Carl Paladino as its gubernatorial nominee.  See this story.  Thanks to IndependentPoliticalReport for the link.

Rhode Island Supreme Court Declines to Hear Lawsuit by Republican who Wants Party's Lieutenant Governorship Nomination

On September 29, the Rhode Island Supreme Court said it won’t hear Russo v Mollis, su-10-339.  This is the case filed by the Republican candidate who placed second in this year’s primary for Lieutenant Governor.  The winning Republican withdrew from the general election race after the primary was over, and endorsed independent candidate Robert Healey.  […]