On December 2, the U.S. Supreme Court revealed it will not hear Nader v Federal Election Commission, 13-556. The issue was whether Nader had standing to sue the FEC for its failure to enforce campaign finance laws. Specifically, the Democratic National Committee and its allies did not report their expenses in attempting to keep Nader off the ballot in 2004 in two dozen states, and the FEC did virtually nothing to enforce the law. The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Nader doesn’t even have standing to sue the FEC.
This is the last chapter in the many lawsuits filed around Nader’s 2004 ballot access legal fights.