Oral Argument Date Set in New York Lawsuit over Out-of-State Circulator Ban

A U.S. District Court in New York will hear Merced v Spano, e.d. 1:16cv-3054, on December 13, 2017.  This is the case that challenges New York state’s ban on out-of-state circulators.  It is a Libertarian Party case, filed in 2016.


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Oral Argument Date Set in New York Lawsuit over Out-of-State Circulator Ban — 3 Comments

  1. Each State is a nation-state — last para. DOI — States plural.

    Folks from other States are foreign folks regarding election stuff –

    1st Amdt is NOT about *internal* election stuff in a State — regardless of Williams v. Rhodes 1968 (one more messed up case from the 1960s).

  2. “Folks from other States are foreign folks regarding election stuff –”

    Nope, freedom of speech and interstate commerce both apply.

  3. Also, it’s not anyone’s business who circulated a petition. It should be possible to send a petition through the mail and send it back signed; leave it on the counter unattended at a store; put it on a website to have it printed off and mailed back; leave it on a table with various people coming in and out helping to staff the table; and so on. Who says only one person has to circulate each petition sheet? That’s total nonsense and precludes many possible ways to circulate a petition.

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