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Texas Libertarian Party

AUSTIN, Texas — Libertarian Party members in Texas suffered a setback in their challenge to a new state law requiring payment of a filing fee, in certain cases, “in order for a third party to be considered at a nominating convention.” The federal court barred the libertarians’ claims for damages on sovereign immunity grounds, but noted they have brought a valid free association claim, as the requirement impedes “voters’ rights to make free choices and to associate politically through the vote.”

Read the ruling here.

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