Fourth Circuit Holds Oral Argument in Virginia Case on Residency Requirements for Petitioners

On March 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th circuit, heard arguments in Libertarian Party of Virginia v State Board of Elections. Here is a news story about the hearing. The issue is Virginia’s ban on out-of-state circulators. The U.S. District Court had struck it down last year, and the state then appealed.

The three judges on the 4th circuit panel are Robert B. King (a Clinton appointee), and Albert Diaz and Henry F. Floyd (Obama appointees). All three judges actively participated in the questioning. It is difficult to predict how they will rule. UPDATE: anyone can hear the argument at this link provided by the 4th circuit web page.

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