SCOTUS Denies Cert in Virginia Ballot Signature Case

December 2nd, 2013

Today the Supreme Court denied cert inĀ Judd v. Libertarian Party of Virginia. It presented this question:

Whether the court of appeals correctly held that a Virginia statute requiring that signatures on third-party presidential ballot petitions be witnessed by Virginia residents violates the First Amendment, where the Commonwealth failed to produce evidence that such a requirement served its compelling interests, or that less restrictive means would be ineffective.