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Disqualified Presidential Electors

Robert Timothy Reagan, Margaret S. Williams, Marie Leary, Catherine R. Borden, Jessica L. Snowden, Patricia D. Breen, Jason A. Cantone
September 12, 2013
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Phillips v. Galvin (Reginald C. Lindsay, D. Mass. 1:00-cv-12067)
A minor party’s presidential campaign filed a federal complaint seeking an injunction placing the party’s candidates on the November ballot despite a finding that some of its proposed presidential electors were not qualified. The court ruled against the party, in part because of laches.
Topics: Getting on the ballot; laches; interlocutory appeal.

One of many Case Studies in Emergency Election Litigation.