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First Circuit Hears New Hampshire Presidential Substitution Case on November 2

Published on September 30, 2010, by in General.

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 policy of not providing any name protection for unqualified parties.

November 2, is, of course, election day as well.

2 Responses

  1. Demo Rep

    Will the judges take a break and vote ?

  2. Joshua

    Demo Rep: It’s an appellate court, where oral argument usually lasts only half an hour for both sides combined.

    Unless this is a very unusual case in terms of the time allotted, the judges will probably be done with the arguments not only in this case, but in the other cases they are hearing that day, in time to go to lunch.

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