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