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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:21 PM
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U.S. appeals court orders that Carl Lewis be placed on N.J. Senate primary ballot
Source: Newark Star-Ledger

In a much-needed reprieve for the track stars hopes to run for state Senate, a federal appeals panel in Philadelphia today kicked his case back to a federal district court judge. That allows Lewis name to remain on the Democratic primary ballot at least until the federal judge offers his decision for the second time.

Its the latest twist in the legal journey surrounding Lewiss candidacy since Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno ruled last week that he did not meet the states four-year residency requirement for Senate candidates, in part because he voted in California as recently as 2009.

The decision by Guadagno, a Republican who serves as secretary of state and oversees the Division of Elections, has drawn criticism from many of the states Democrats as a blatantly political act.

"Under the ruling, the voters, not a partisan elected official, will decide who should be the State Senator in the Eighth Legislative District," said Lewiss attorney, William Tambussi. "With this order, Mr. Lewis can now focus on the real issues facing the voters."

Read more: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/us_appeals_court_orders_that_c.html



I hear the Republicans plan to draft Ben Johnson to run against him.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 09:29 PM
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1. State Supreme Court declines to hear appeal
TRENTON The state Supreme Court has declined to hear Carl Lewis's appeal, dealing yet another blow to the Olympic track and field champions hopes to run for state Senate.

...Guadagno based her decision partly on the fact that Lewis voted in California as recently as 2009. A state appeals court and U.S. District Court judge so far have refused to overturn her decision.

...A federal appeals court Thursday remanded it back to U.S. District Court Judge Noel L. Hillman to decide if Lewiss civil rights were violated by Guadagnos decision.

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