Libertarians Sue For Spots In Presidential, VP Debates

Law360, New York (September 24, 2012, 9:52 PM EDT) -- The Libertarian candidates for U.S. president and vice president on Monday sued to stop the major parties’ nominees from squaring off in a series of debates next month, claiming the exclusion of third-party candidates from the televised debates violates U.S. antitrust law.

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary E. Johnson and running mate James P. Gray, a retired California state judge, claimed in a lawsuit filed in California federal court that the Republican and Democratic national committees colluded with the government nonprofit responsible for hosting the debates...
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Case Title

Gary E Johnson et al v. Commission on Presidential Debates et al


Case Number

8:12-cv-01600

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Fernando M. Olguin

Date Filed

September 21, 2012

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