Friday, March 25, 2011

Independents Decide to Appeal Court Ruling to Close Idaho Primaries

IDAHO OPEN PRIMARY RULING
Independent Voters Appeal U.S. District Court Decision Ruling Idaho’s Open Primary System Unconstitutional (POSTED BY NANCY HANKS, The Moderate Voice)

Independents have taken an appeal from the decision of U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruling Idaho’s open primary system unconstitutional.


In August of 2008, a group of 11 independent Idaho voters and two organizations representing independents—the American Independent Movement of Idaho founded by Mitch Campbell of Twin Falls and the New York-based CUIP (d/b/a IndependentVoting.org)—a national association of independents—were granted the right to participate in the case as intervenors-defendants. As such, the independents have standing to appeal.

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