Nebraska Libertarians join lawsuit over signature requirements

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June 8, 2010

By Kyle Maichle

OMAHA, Nebraska: The Libertarian Party of Nebraska joined a lawsuit against new Nebraska laws involving signature requirements for independent candidates and the initiative process[1].

The Libertarians join the American Civil Liberties Union who first filed suit against the state in December of 2009. The suit involves two laws the Nebraska Legislature passed in 2007 and 2008. Officials for the Nebraska Libertarians feel that laws to increase the number of required signatures for independent candidates and requiring petition circulators for ballot initiatives to be Nebraska residents have hindered their ability to participate in the political process[1].

The case has been filed in the District of Nebraska federal court. There has been no word when the court will issue a ruling or hear arguments in the case[1].

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