On December 13, the Eleventh Circuit heard oral argument in Hall v Merrill, 16-16766. The issue is Alabama ballot access for U.S. House independent candidates in special elections. Last year the U.S. District Court had ruled that because the time for collecting signatures in special elections is much less than in regular elections, the petition requirement of 3% of the last gubernatorial vote is too severe.
The hearing lasted 40 minutes, longer than scheduled. Listen to the oral argument at this link. Scroll down to the sixth case, Hall v Secretary of State.