Category: Election Law

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA v. ALCORN, NO. 15-1162

Decided: June 20, 2016 The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court’s ruling. Robert Sarvis, a political figure in the Libertarian Party of Virginia, brought a constitutional challenge to Virginia’s three-tiered ballot ordering law. Sarvis attack focused chiefly upon the ballot ordering law found in Virginia Code § 24.2-613. That law...

PISANO V. STRACH, NO. 13-1368

Decided:  February 27, 2014 The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s conclusion that North Carolina’s May 17 petition-filing deadline for the formation of new political parties was justified, and any burden it imposes is ameliorated by other aspects of North Carolina’s statutory framework. North Carolina provides three...

Center for Individual Freedom, Inc. v. Tennant, No. 11-1952 and 11-1993

Decided: January 18, 2013 Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) and West Virginians for Life (WVFL), both organizations that engage in election-related speech, and a West Virginian resident, Zane Lawhorn, who wants to receive WVFL’s communications, brought suit against West Virginia’s secretary of state, members of the West Virginia State Election...