9th Circ. Revives Challenge To Calif. Election Mandate

Law360, Los Angeles (March 7, 2013, 7:42 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday reinstated a challenge to a California mandate requiring circulators who gather signatures for a political candidate to live in the district in which the candidate is running for election, saying the lower court erred in finding that the plaintiffs lacked standing.

A three-judge panel held that the plaintiffs had demonstrated standing in light of the “concrete plan” of the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles and two individual plaintiffs to violate the law and California secretary of state's threat to prosecute those...
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