On August 30, the Ninth Circuit set a hearing for 9 a.m., September 14, to hear Townley v Miller, 12-16881. This is the lawsuit over whether the Nevada version of “None of the Above” (specifically, “None of These Candidates”) should be on the November 2012 ballot.
September 20 is the date on which states must mail overseas absentee ballots, under federal law. Many states are claiming they must start printing ballots on September 7, but it seems clear that Nevada won’t be printing ballots until after the hearing on September 14. Also, three states don’t even hold their congressional primaries until September 11, so they won’t be printing ballots until the primary votes are counted. These facts should cause one to be skeptical of any state that says it must start printing ballots on September 7.