On May 5, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to give injunctive relief to the Ohio Libertarian Party, in the ballot access lawsuit involving the party’s primary ballot and its statewide candidates. Justice Clarence Thomas had received the request on May 2, and he did refer the matter to the other justices, but no relief was forthcoming.
The party had also asked Justice Elena Kagan for relief earlier on May 2, but she denied relief without forwarding the matter to any other justice. The issue is the law that requires petitioners to show on each petition blank who the employer of the circulator is. The party’s statewide primary petitions had been accepted by the Secretary of State even though they didn’t have that information. But when someone challenged the petitions, the challenge succeeded.