Elena Cagan: A Supreme Court Justice paves the way for mailing ballot papers to Montana voters

Elena Cagan: A Supreme Court Justice paves the way for mailing ballot papers to Montana voters

Kagan, who has jurisdiction over the lower court involved in the case, refused the request without referring the petition to her colleagues or asking the other party for his views.

The lawsuit was filed by Joe Lam of the Central Committee of the Republican Party in Rafale County, along with a number of voters.

“While Covid is a national tragedy, it is not an emergency,” James Pope, the plaintiffs’ attorney, wrote in the court papers. Bob noted that the Montana legislature has already allowed any eligible voter to receive an unexcused absentee ballot by simply applying.

The lower courts upheld the Montana directive. Bullock, a Democrat, issued a similar directive in the primaries, and all counties of the state chose to mail ballots to their electors. Montana Voters were already allowed to request and submit Absentee ballot without giving an excuse.
Bullock will appear on the ballot as a candidate for the Senate in November. He’s running against Republican Senator Steve Dines in A. Competitive race It can help the Democrats overturn the Senate.
The case Kagan took on Thursday isn’t Montana’s only voting battle going on in the courts. In September, a federal judge in Montana Reject the Trump campaign efforts To halt the expansion of mail-in voting in the state after the campaign, the Republican National Committee sued on Pollock’s directives.
I ran into Montana, too Legal battle within states On the possibility of the Green Party candidates appearing in the US House of Representatives and Senate on the ballot this fall. They likely won’t, after the U.S. Supreme Court in August refused to consider an emergency petition from the Republican Montana Secretary of State – a decision that could affect Competitive Senate race Between Pollock and Dines.
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