On June 29, Charles Merriman, attorney for the independent candidate who has been challenging the Vermont June petition deadline for independent candidates, asked the Vermont Supreme Court to expedite the case. Here is the letter, requesting that the case be expedited. It explains that two presidential candidates, Jill Stein and Rocky Anderson, could benefit if the June 14 deadline were declared unconstitutional. The letter could have mentioned Virgil Goode as well.
The plaintiff who filed this case, Gerald Trudell, was trying to get on the ballot as an independent for U.S. House in 2010. Because that election is in the past, the lawsuit had previously not been perceived as one that needs to be expedited.