SUPCUS Declines To Hear Libertarian Appeal

May 6, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the Libertarian Party of Ohio trying to get  gubernatorial candidate  Charlie Earl on today's ballot.

Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted disqualified Earl after a hearing officer ruled two of his petitioners failed to properly disclose their employers. Libertarians say Husted's decision is unconstitutional and conflicts with prior rulings. The party's attorney says he will seek a rehearing in federal appeals court.