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Tenth Circuit Sets Oral Argument in Constitution Party Lawsuit over Kansas Voter Registration

Published on November 15, 2011, by in General.

The 10th circuit will hear Constitution Party of Kansas v Biggs, 11-3152, on January 18, 2012, Wednesday, at 9 a.m. in Denver. This is the case over whether Kansas must let voters register as members of parties that are not ballot-qualified but which are active in elections in that state. The Constitution Party placed its presidential nominee on the ballot in Kansas in 2004 using the independent candidate petition method, and in 2008 by having the ballot-qualified Kansas Reform Party nominate him.

5 Responses

  1. RJ

    Getting the presidential candidate on a state ballot really does not indicate party activity, as long as you have money for petition gatherers.

  2. Richard Winger

    In 1984 the 10th circuit ruled in Baer v Meyer that states must let voters register into unqualified parties, if those unqualified parties are active enough to put any of their nominees on the general election ballot using the independent candidate petition method.

    Kansas is in the 10th circuit.

  3. Demo Rep

    Every election is NEW and has ZERO to do with any prior stuff in the history of the universe – except perhaps the number of actual voters in each election area in the prior election.

  4. Phil Sawyer

    6.Brandon Magoon [wrote in an earlier post]:
    November 14th, 2011 at 8:47 am
    It’s a lot more likely Ron Paul [rather than Buddy Roemer] will run as an opposition party candidate and appeal to the OWS people. After all he already has supporters there.

    7.Phil Sawyer [replied in that earlier post]:
    November 15th, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    The really interesting thing about the Buddy Roemer campaign, though, is that he seems to be something of a populist. With all due respect to Dr. Ron Paul, not all mavericks in the Republican Party are libertarian in orientation.

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