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United States Third Circuit

Constitution Party of Pennsylvannia v. Aichele, 13-1952

Dismissal of a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action challenging the constitutionality of two provisions of Pennsylvania's election code that regulate ballot access, require that candidates seeking to be included on the general election ballot, other than Republicans and Democrats, must submit nomination papers with a specified number of signatures, allow private actors to object to such nomination papers and have them nullified, and permit a Pennsylvania court, as that court deems "just," to impose administrative and litigation costs on a candidate if that candidate's papers are so rejected, is reversed and remanded, where plaintiffs do have standing to pursue their constitutional claims.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/09/2014
  • Published 07/09/2014




  • United States Third Circuit


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