Tennessee seeks to exclude Green and Constitution parties from ballot
NASHVILLE, Tennessee: On June 8, Tennessee filed an opening brief in its appeal of a recent ruling which overturned several of the state's ballot access laws for minor parties. Although the state has already revised some of it election laws in response to the February 3 ruling, the state continues to challenge two aspects of the decision. The first is the court's requirement that minor party candidates have an equal chance at being placed first on the ballot. The second is court's order requiring the state to include the Green and Constitution parties on the ballot.
- Green Party of Tennessee v Hargett, State's Opening Brief, June 8, 2012
- Green Party of Tennessee v Hargett, Full decision, February 3, 2012
- SB 3700, Bill Information (revisions to filing deadline)
- Ballot Access News, "Tennessee Files Opening Brief in 6th Circuit in Green Party-Constitution Party Case," June 11, 2012
- Ballot Access News, "Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Moving Petition Deadline for Newly-Qualifying Parties from April to August," May 14, 2012
- Ballot Access News, "Tennessee Ballot Access Law for New and Minor Parties Struck Down," February 3, 2012