U.S. District Court Invalidates Virginia's Ban on Out-of-State Circulators

On July 30, a U.S. District Court ruled that Virginia’s ban on out-of-state circulators is unconstitutional. The case is Libertarian Party of Virginia v Judd, eastern district, 3:12cv367. Here is the decision. Thanks to Marc Montoni for this news. The ACLU did this case for the Libertarian Party.


  1. This is excellent news! Congratulations Libertarian Party!

  2. Demo Rep · · Reply

    Are the alleged sovereign nation-States nearly DEAD or what ???
    What’s next — having hoards of ILLEGAL Invaders (and even UFO folks from Mars) circulating all sorts of petitions ???

  3. Great News!!! Now, I may can go up to VA to get a extra Signature for Virgil Goode.

  4. Thanks to the Independent Green Party in Virginia,and the thousands of signatures they gathered (Virginia residents all) Virgil will not need any more signatures in Virginia.

  5. Pennsylvania and New York should be the next states targeted for law suits against out-of-state petitioner bans.

  6. George Whitfield · · Reply

    Congratulations to the Libertarian Party of Virginia and thank you to Judge John Gibney. Great news for now and the future.

  7. Edee Baggett · · Reply

    Another win! Thank you Judge Gibney! It should only matter who signs a petition NOT who hands you the pen and paper! Thank you ACLU…..an unlikely bedfellow!

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