U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania Refuses to Enjoin Enforcement of Out-of-State Circulator Ban for Primary Petitions


By Richard Winger On January 27, U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane refused to enjoin three Pennsylvania ballot access restrictions that apply to primary petitions. In Pennsylvania, all candidates need petitions to get on a primary ballot. Benezet Consulting v Cortes, m.d., 1:16cv-74. The seven-page decision says that it would not be fair to change the rules now. Primary petitioning started January 26. The opinion says that there are 1,400 primary petitions circulating, and that if any of the three restrictions were enjoined, that would cause confusion.
The three challenged laws were already declared unconstitutional last year for general …read more

Source:: http://ballot-access.org/2016/01/27/u-s-district-court-in-pennsylvania-refuses-to-enjoin-enforcement-of-out-of-state-circulator-ban-for-primary-petitions/