Oh how I would love to see a debate between Judge Richard Posner and Richard Winger about ballot access laws and democracy.
Richard Winger has just shared with us his article in "The Election Law Journal", the nation's only peer-reviewed journal focusing on election law.
How Many Parties Ought To Be on the Ballot?: An Analysis of Nader v. Keith
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That out of the way, I believe Richard Winger rips Judge Posner's arguments to shreds in Judge Posner's and the Seventh Circuit's recent ruling on Nader v. Keith. Nader v. Keith was Ralph Nader's lawsuit to gain ballot status in Illinois for the 2004 Presidential election, after ANTI-Democratic Party State Chair and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's staff worked to kick Ralph Nader off the ballot.
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