Illinois Green Party Files Reply Brief in Ballot Access Case

On May 13, the Illinois Green Party filed its reply brief in the Seventh Circuit in its ballot access case, Tripp v Smart, 16-3469. The issue is the 5% petition for legislative nominees of unqualified parties, as applied to rural districts without centers of population, combined with the requirement that each petition sheet be notarized. The U.S. District Court had upheld all challenged provisions.


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