On January 4, the Libertarian Party asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case known as Libertarian Party v D.C. Board of Elections. The question is whether the District of Columbia Board of Elections violates voters’ rights when it refuses to count the write-in votes for declared write-in candidates. The case originated in 2008, when the party was not on the ballot for President in D.C., but Bob Barr and the three Libertarian presidential elector candidates filed as declared write-in candidates. The Libertarians were the only candidates who filed as declared write-ins for president/presidential elector in D.C. in 2008. The lower courts said the government interest in saving itself effort and expense was more important than the principle that all voters should be treated equally. Here is the cert petition.
UPDATE: the case is number 12-836.