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Libertarians' fight for ballot access

Posted by Mitch Kokai at 2:27 PM

The N.C. Libertarian Party's fight against state ballot-access restrictions involves important fundamental constitutional issues.

That's a key point Jason Kay made today during a presentation to the John Locke Foundation and the Federalist Society. Kay, senior staff attorney for the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, discussed the history of the Libertarians' court fight and some of the key legal issues to be resolved in the case.

In a 2-1 decision, the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state's current restrictions. The majority held that the state's current law must be considered constitutional unless Libertarians can make an overwhelming case against it.

In the video clip below, Kay explains why that's a problem for other fundamental rights.

Watch the entire 48:53 presentation by pressing the play button below.

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