Parker v. Duran (Martha Vázquez, D.N.M. 1:14-cv-617)
An independent candidate who did not collect enough signatures to appear on the general election ballot filed a federal complaint challenging the signature requirement as improperly greater than the requirement for minor-party candidates. The district court denied the plaintiff relief, and the court of appeals affirmed dismissal of the case.
Topics: Getting on the ballot; equal protection; intervention.
One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.