Pennsylvania Again Argues that Minor Parties Don't Have Standing to Sue Over Giant Court Costs When a Petition is Challenged

On July 25, attorneys for the Pennsyvlania elections office filed a brief in Constitution Party v Aichele, the case filed by the Constitution, Green and Libertarian Parties over the unique Pennsylvania system that puts petitioning groups at risk of paying court costs of up to $110,000 if their petitions are found insufficient. The state’s brief says the parties don’t have standing to challenge the system. The case is in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, 5:12-cv-2726.


  1. Casual Bystander · · Reply

    If the parties that are harmed by this absurd law don’t have standing I wonder just who does?

  2. Demo Rep · · Reply

    ILLEGAL petitions = attempt to waste govt time and effort — to subvert Democracy ???

    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

  3. Larry Allred · · Reply

    This is how a political establishment does business when it understands perfectly who they belive they’re accountable to. Only the most tortured abstract explanation could say that accountability is to that of the voters specifically.

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