Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit struck down Illinois' ballot access requirements. In Lee v. Keith, a unanimous panel found Illinois' rules, which were among the most stringent in the nation, to be unconstitutional burdens on the freedom of association protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments. This decision comes on the heels of a Sixth Circuit opinion that struck down Ohio's ballot access regulations on similar grounds. Rick Hasen has more here. (LvHB)
NOTE: Broken link to opinion is now fixed.