Court to decide the constitutionality of Virginia’s Primary Ballot

I think this will be a moot point, after South Carolina you’ll see them dropping like flies.

Breaking: Court to Decide if Gingrich, Huntsman, Santorum, Perry Will Be on Virginia’s Primary Ballot

Hans von Spakovsky
January 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm

A very big development in the ballot access lawsuit filed in federal court in Virginia by Texas Governor Rick Perry and joined by Newt Gingrich, Rich Santorum, and Jon Huntsman. Judge John Gibney just filed a five-page order in which he states tha

there is a strong likelihood that the Court will find the residency requirement for petition circulators to be unconstitutional. The authorities make clear that circulating petitions for candidates is a form of protected speech, and that the Commonwealth has a heavy burden to justify the restriction on speech by showing not only that the limitation achieves a valid state interest but also that the limitation is no broader in scope than necessary to achieve that purpose. As in all strict scrutiny cases, the state has a difficult task to demonstrate the propriety of its limitation on protected speech. For this reason, the Court believes that the plaintiffs have a substantial likelihood of succeeding on the merits, at least on the issue of the validity of the residency requirement.

Read in it’s entirety at….
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/01/10/breaking-more-gop-candidates-on-virginias-presidential-primary-ballot/

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