On January 15, the Sixth Circuit refused to expedite the case Libertarian Party of Ohio v Husted, 14-3030. This is the lawsuit involving whether minor parties should be on the Ohio 2014 ballot. On January 7, 2014, the U.S. District Court had kept the parties on the ballot, and the state had appealed, and asked for expedited handling.
The Sixth Circuit’s action makes it extremely likely that the four minor parties will be on the 2014 ballot, and will have their own primaries this year. It seems obvious that if the Sixth Circuit disagreed with the U.S. District Court order, it would have expedited the case.