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

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  • Greg Cannon
    Jan 21, 2008

      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