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California State Court of Appeals Won’t Remove Advisory Measure on Campaign Finance from California November 2014 Ballot

On July 31, the State Court of Appeals in Sacramento voted 2-1 not to hear Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association v Bowen. The issue was whether Proposition 49 should be removed from the November ballot. Proposition 49 asks voters if they want Congress and the State legislature to help pass a constitutional amendment, overturning the U.S.

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Connecticut State Court Will Adjudicate Independent Party Faction Fight

On August 4, a Connecticut trial court in Danbury will hear arguments in a lawsuit to determine who the legitimate state officers of the Independent Party are. See this story. The reference to the court date is at the very end of the article. The Independent Party is ballot-qualified in Connecticut for all the statewide

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U.S. District Court Grants Injunctive Relief Against Pennsylvania’s Ban on Out-of-State Circulators

On July 31, U.S. District Court Judge Stewart Dalzell granted injunctive relief against Pennsylvania’s ban on out-of-state circulators. Green Party of Pennsylvania v Aichele, eastern district, 2:14cv-3299. The judge ruled from the bench after a hearing that lasted somewhat less than two hours. The judge declined at this time to enjoin the regulations that say

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Independent Congressional Candidate Files Lawsuit Against California’s Ban on Write-in Voting in General Election

On July 30, Theo Milonopoulos filed a federal lawsuit against California’s ban on write-in votes in the general election for Congress and partisan state office. Central district, 2:14cv-5973. Milonopoulos filed as a declared write-in for U.S. House, 33rd district, for the June 2014 primary, but because his filing was a last-minute decision, he did not

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Massachusetts Green Party Completes Statewide Petition

The Massachusetts petition deadline for independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, for U.S. House and statewide office was July 29. The only unqualified parties that submitted petitions in Massachusetts for statewide office this year are the United Independent Party (which is running for Governor and Lieutenant Governor) and the Green Party (which is

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Ballot Access News July 1, 2014 Print Edition

Ballot Access News July 1, 2014 – Volume 30, Number 2 This issue was printed on lavender paper. Table of Contents RHODE ISLAND REPEALS STRAIGHT-TICKET DEVICE CALIFORNIA BALLOT ACCESS BILL ADVANCES ACLU TAKES GEORGIA ACCESS LAWSUIT PENNSYLVANIA SUED OVER PETITIONER RESIDENCY HIGH COURT DECISION HELPS WITH STANDING D.C. ORDERED TO LET VOTERS ELECT ATTORNEY GENERAL

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