The Green Party of Georgia, and the Constitution Party of Georgia, challenged Georgia’s ballot access procedures for presidential candidates on May 25, 2012. U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Story dismissed the case on July 17, without even waiting for the state to answer the Complaint. He said the case couldn’t possibly win because the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1971 in Jenness v Fortson foreclosed the issue.
Jenness v Fortson did not concern presidential ballot access, so the parties asked for reconsideration on July 24. It has now been more than four months and Judge Story has not acted on the request for reconsideration. It is rare for requests for reconsideration to be pending for more than a month.
The case is Green Party of Georgia v Kemp, northern district, 1:12-cv-1822.