Friday, October 05, 2007

High Court hears argument in New York election case

Yesterday the High Court heard arguments in New York State Board of Elections. v. Torres (06-766). The basic issue is whether New York’s judicial election system, which nominates candidates through a party convention system, violates the First Amendment rights of voters and candidates. The unique system has primary voters elect delegates to a convention that then chooses candidates who most often run unopposed in the general election. has this article on the case.

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