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U.S. District Court in New Jersey Won't Enjoin 4-Year Residency Requirement to Run for State Senate

Published on April 28, 2011, by in General.

On April 28, U.S. District Court Judge Noel Hillman, a Bush Jr. appointee, refused to grant injunctive relief to a candidate for New Jersey State Senate, Carl Lewis. The New Jersey Constitution sets a 4-year residency requirement in the state, in order to run for State Senate. Candidate Carl Lewis, who is famous for his success in Olympic track events and who wants to appear on the June 2011 Democratic primary ballot, argued that the New Jersey constitutional provision violates the U.S. Constitution, but he did not prevail. Here is the 2-page order. Here is a newspaper story about the decision. Lewis also has a lawsuit in state court, arguing that he meets the residency requirement. Thanks to Oliver Hall and Heidi Fuller for this news.

2 Responses

  1. Demo Rep

    One of these centuries the courts might detect that each State is a NATION-State — and has been since 4 July 1776 — see the last para, the 1777 Articles of Confederation, the 1783 U.S.A.-Brit Peace Treaty and even Art. VII of the 1787 Const.

    The States created the U.S.A. government for LIMITED purposes — NOT the other way around — regardless of armies of political history super MORONS.

  2. Demo Rep

    last para of the 1776 DOI.

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