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Frami v. Ponto

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Frami v. Ponto was decided in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin in 2003. In this case, district court judge Barbara Crabb ruled that a Wisconsin statute requiring that petition circulators be residents of Wisconsin, as well as residents of the political subdivision in which they were circulating petitions, was an unconstitutional abridgement of the first amendment rights of petition circulators and candidates for elective office.

Crabb enjoined defendant Steven Ponto, the chairman of the Wisconsin State Elections Board from enforcing the statute mandating residency requirements for petition circulators.

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