The Seventh Circuit will hear Tripp v Smart, 16-3469, on Monday, September 18, at 9:30 a.m. This is the Green Party case that challenges the 5% petition requirement for independent candidates for the legislature, and also for the legislative nominees of unqualified parties. Specifically the case challenges how the 5% petition works in districts that have no population centers. It also challenges the requirement that every petition sheet be notarized. The U.S. District Court had upheld all these requirements.