Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Richard Winger: Supreme Court continues record of hostility to minor parties and independent candidates

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Richard Winger writes of the Supreme Court’s abysmal record on appeals filed by political parties and candidates outside the Republicans and Democrats.

[…] This state of affairs is partly because the U.S. Supreme Court, for the last 23 years, has fostered the status quo and upheld laws that protect the two major parties from competition.

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Supreme Court declines to hear “Top Two” appeal from California minor parties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge from minor political parties in California that claim they are essentially excluded from general election ballots because of the state’s top-two primary system.

The justices on Tuesday rejected an appeal from the Green and Libertarian parties, among others.

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Darryl W. Perry: High Court to Decide the Future of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Darryl W. Perry is a writer whose articles are published in several publications, including the monthly newspaper The Sovereign.  He is a co-host on a radio show on Liberty Radio Network. He is the owner and managing editor of Free Press Publications (FPP.cc). Perry is a co-founder and co-chairman of the New Hampshire Liberty Party, a party created in September 2012 to promote secession of the state from the federal government and individual liberty.Read more ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation: Supreme Court: When are supervisors not supervisors?

Supreme Court: When are supervisors not supervisors?

When they are racist/sexist and company wants to avoid liability

By Jeff Bigelow

JUNE 29, 2013

Defining when someone is a supervisor and when they are not may seem like a ridiculous word game when by “common sense” everyone knows what a supervisor is.

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Green Party Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Voting Rights Act

Green Party: Supreme Court decision gutting the Voting Rights Act proves the need for an Amendment guaranteeing the right to vote

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 27, 2013
This release is online at http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=627

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Green Party’s 2013 Annual National Meeting in Iowa City, July 25-28:http://www.gp.org/meetings/Iowa2013 / Media Credentialing for the meeting:http://www.gp.org/committees/media/press.php

Green Shadow Cabinet: http://greenshadowcabinet.us

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States called the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which gutted key provisions of the law, a serious blow to the right of every American to vote in elections.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson: Game On for equal marriage

Friends,

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that goes a long way toward getting the federal government out of the business of discriminating against gay Americans who simply want the same privileges and responsibilities of marriage that other Americans enjoy.  You can read my reaction here: Gov. Gary Johnson Reacts to SCOTUS Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: Big Decisions from the High Court

Darryl W. Perry is a writer whose articles are published in several publications, including the monthly newspaper The Sovereign.  He is a co-host on a radio show on Liberty Radio Network. He is the owner and managing editor of Free Press Publications (FPP.cc). Perry is a co-founder and co-chairman of the New Hampshire Liberty Party, a party created in September 2012 to promote secession of the state from the federal government and individual liberty.Read more ...

Libertarian Party: “Get ready to strip for unpaid traffic ticket”

From a national Libertarian Party announcement and press release, at the LP website: here.

LP Chair: “Get Ready To Strip For Unpaid Traffic Ticket”
April 4th, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Libertarian Party denounces a U.S. Supreme Court decision,
which on Monday struck down a legal complaint by a New Jersey man who was
subjected to invasive strip searches after being erroneously detained on
suspicion of an unpaid fine.… Read more ...

North Carolina Supreme Court Upholds 2% Petition Requirement for Ballot Access for Alternative Parties

Ballot Access News:

On March 11, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled 5-1 that the petition to put a new political party on the ballot, 2% of the last gubernatorial vote, does not violate the State Constitution. Here is the 17-page opinion, and the 9-page dissent. For 2012, the law requires 85,379 signatures.… Read more ...

New York Libertarians sue for ballot access, accuse state of failure to count votes

From New York LP chair Mark Axinn via LP blog:

Libertarian Party Candidate Files Lawsuit against NYS Board of Elections for Failure to Count Votes

Warren Redlich, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor of New York in the 2010 election, today filed a lawsuit in Albany County Supreme Court against the New York State Board of Elections, directing the state agency to cease ignoring votes cast for the Libertarian Party.

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California Supreme Court Won’t Hear Keyes v Bowen, on Presidential Qualifications

Ballot Access News:

On February 2, the California Supreme Court refused to hear Keyes v Bowen, 188724, the case that argued the Secretary of State must investigate whether a presidential candidate meets the qualifications to be president, before listing him or her on the ballot. The case had been brought by (America’s Independent Party Presidential Candidate) Alan Keyes in 2008.… Read more ...

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Georgia Ballot Access Case

Sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Free and Equal:

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it has declined to hear Coffield v Kemp, the suit challenging Georgia’s unreasonable requirements for independent candidates for Congress. According to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, since the requirements were instituted in 1964, nobody has ever been able to fulfill these requirements.… Read more ...