On September 17, the Green Party and the Constitution Party filed this response brief in the pending ballot access case involving Tennessee. The case is in the Sixth Circuit. The parties had won in the lower court, and Tennessee is appealing. There will be one more brief, by state officials. The chief issues are (1) whether it is constitutional for the state to require over 40,000 signatures for newly-qualifying parties given that it only requires 25 signatures for any independent candidate; (2) whether it is constitutional to provide that the two largest parties always get the top spot on the ballot.