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  1. Ross Levin Ross Levin December 1, 2008

    An effort to get a bill passed to change the format of the ballot would be worth trying, as well.

  2. G.E. G.E. December 1, 2008

    Bill Hall is too good for the LP.

  3. TheOriginalAndy TheOriginalAndy December 1, 2008

    “JimDavidson // Nov 30, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Another lawsuit, Richard? Gosh. Do you have a complete list?

    Now that the LP is starting to pay serious dollars for its one lawyer, maybe you should give a cost estimate for some of these legal battles.”

    I think that Richard is right that the way the ballot listing is done in New Jersey is biased against minor party and independent candidates and this is grounds for a law suit. However, your point about the LP being able to fund such a law suit is valid. Perhaps multiple parties and independents could chip in for such a law suit.

  4. JimDavidson JimDavidson November 30, 2008

    Another lawsuit, Richard? Gosh. Do you have a complete list?

    Now that the LP is starting to pay serious dollars for its one lawyer, maybe you should give a cost estimate for some of these legal battles.

  5. Ross Levin Ross Levin November 30, 2008

    Good for Bill Hall for calling out the LNC on its stupidity, and making it pay for it (literally).

  6. richardwinger richardwinger November 30, 2008

    This is good journalism. Thanks for putting it up.

    When one goes to the Delaware Libertarian site, one sees a comment that the LP complains about ballot access, yet New Jersey has easy ballot access, and the LP is not successful there. The problem in New Jersey is the horrible ballot format, in which all the Democratic candidates are in a column with big letters “Democratic”; same for Republicans; and all others are in a column labeled “By Petition”. That third column squishes the Libertarians, Greens, Socialists, Constitutionalists, and numerous independents, into the same ugly space. I have been trying for years to get Libertarians interested in suing N.J. over this, but so far they don’t seem interested. The only other state that does this is New Hampshire.

    As to Bill Hall’s comments about the Oklahoma case, it is still in US District Court, awaiting declaratory judgment.

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