Varner v. Husted (Algenon L. Marbley, S.D. Ohio 2:11-cv-748)
A candidate filed a federal complaint claiming that her candidacy petition was wrongfully rejected because she had withdrawn a defective petition. Similar cases were pending before Ohio’s state court, so the district judge set alternate dates for a preliminary injunction hearing, depending upon how promptly the state court ruled. As it turned out, the state court’s ruling was favorable to the federal plaintiff, who ultimately won her election.