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Nader loses US Supreme Court bid to get on Oregon presidential ballot

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch effort by Ralph Nader to get his name on Oregon's presidential ballot late Tuesday when they refused to block Oregon from printing ballots that lacked Nader's name. Justice Stephen Breyer, however, noted that he supported the stay application.

Just last week, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled flawed petitions left Nader more than 15,000 signatures short of what was needed to put him on the ballot. In 2000, Nader received 5% of the vote in Oregon. Read the Oregon Supreme Court ruling here [PDF]. Read a previous report on the Oregon Supreme Court ruling on JURIST's Paper Chase. AP has more.

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