First Circuit Rules that Constitution Does Not Require Presidential Substitution

Ballot Access News:

In a massive defeat for ballot access for minor parties, on November 16 the First Circuit ruled that the Constitution permits the states to let qualified parties make a substitute nomination, but does not require that the state extend the same ability to non-qualified parties. The case reverses the U.S. District Court’s decision in Barr v Galvin, the Massachusetts decision that enabled Bob Barr to be listed on the Massachusetts ballot in 2008.

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