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D.C. City Council President Submits Bill to Legalize Out-of-District Petitioners

Published on November 29, 2012, by in General.

Washington, D.C. city council president Phil Mendelson has introduced a bill to legalize petitioners who don’t live in the District of Columbia. See this story. As the story notes, the bill is prompted by the pending Libertarian Party lawsuit against the District’s ban. The case has not been adjudicated yet, and if the bill passes, the lawsuit will be moot. The Center for Competitive Democracy and attorney Oliver Hall had filed the case. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link.

3 Responses

  1. Andy

    Good. This will ease ballot access in DC for future elections. It’s really disgusting that DC had a blatantly unconstitutional ban like this in effect when DC is the home of the US Constitution.

  2. Slam In A Y-Trap

    Good point Andy!

  3. The office, I believe, is called DC City Council Chairman…

    rather than President.

    Thanks for story

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