North Carolina federal court delays ballot access hearing
By Kyle Maichle
The hearing which was originally scheduled for July 28, 2010, was re-scheduled for August 12, 2010. The reason for the delay is the judge assigned to the case had to undergo a medical procedure on the same day the hearing was scheduled.
The plaintiff in the Greene v. Bartlett case challenges the constitutionality of the state's signature requirements towards independent candidates running for U.S. Congress. North Carolina requires independent congressional candidates to get signatures from four percent of registered voters in a congressional district.