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2664U.S. Supreme Court denies Kucinich place on Texas ballot

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  • Greg Cannon
    Jan 21, 2008
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      U.S. Supreme Court denies Kucinich place on Texas
      Candidate objects to party's loyalty oath, will return
      to argue before appeals court.

      Saturday, January 19, 2008

      WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused
      to step in to a dispute between presidential candidate
      Dennis Kucinich and the Texas Democratic Party,
      allowing the state to print primary ballots without
      Kucinich's name.

      Kucinich sued the party over a loyalty oath that all
      candidates must sign to be on the ballot.

      He and supporter Willie Nelson objected to a section
      requiring that a presidential candidate "fully
      support" the party's eventual nominee.

      Lower courts also ruled against Kucinich.

      Texas said the deadline to print absentee ballots for
      the March 4 primary is today.

      Kucinich's campaign said Friday that it would return
      to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to argue its