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Supreme Court rejects Nader Ohio ballot bid

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court has, without comment, declined to put independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader on the ballot in Ohio. Nader had asked the high court to review Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell's decision to remove him from the ballot. Nader argued that the Ohio state law which requires people who collect signatures on candidates' petitions be registered voters violated free speech rights. The Ohio Supreme Court had rejected Nader's appeal last Friday (see this report on JURIST's Paper Chase). Nader's petition to the Supreme Court is available online here [PDF], along with other materials from his Ohio litigation (courtesy Andrew Hyman). AP has more.

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