Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Federal Judge lets TN Libertarian use party name on ballot

Federal Judge Rules: District 91 Candidate Tomasik Can Run as Libertarian | Politics Beat Blog | Memphis News and Events | Memphis Flyer - Jackson Baker:

October 31, 2013 - "Federal Judge William J. Haynes, Jr., chief judge of the Middle Tennessee district, ruled Thursday that the Shelby County Election Commission must list Jim Tomasik as a Libertarian Party candidate on the special election ballots for state House District 91 — not, as had previously been the case in preliminary listings, as an independent.

"The special election, which is scheduled for November 21, with early voting in effect from Friday, November 1, though Saturday, November 16, will pit Tomasik against Ramesh Akbari, who won the Democratic nomination for the seat in a special primary election on October 8. The election is to determine a successor to the late Lois DeBerry.

"In view of the closeness of the general election date, lawyers for Tomasik had sought an emergency injunction from Judge Haynes, who, after hearing arguments at a hearing Thursday, issued it from the bench."

Read more: http://www.memphisflyer.com/JacksonBaker/archives/2013/10/31/federal-judge-rules-district-91-candidate-tomasik-can-run-as-libertarian
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BenSwann.com notes that "Tomasik will be the first candidate listed as a libertarian in the state’s history."

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