U.S. District Court Rules Pennsylvania System of Imposing Costs on Minor Party Petitions that Lack Sufficient Signatures is Unconstitutional

A U.S. District Court judge ruled last week that the process of imposing large costs to minor parties and candidates in Pennsylvania is unconstitutional.

In 2004, Presidential candidate Ralph Nader was ordered to pay over $81,102 in court costs after his petition was invalidated. Two years later, Green Party U.S. Senate nominee Carl Romanelli was also ordered to pay $80,407 when his petition was deemed invalid.

In 2012, the Libertarian Party petition for President had as many as 70 volunteers checking petition signatures all day at the elections department for a week.

LNC Chair interviewed on LavaFlow podcast

LNC CHair Nicholas Sarwark
LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark

LNC chair Nicholas Sarwark was recently interviewed on the LavaFlow podcast, hosted by former Arkansas Libertarian Party chair Rodger Paxton.

Religion Poll and Christian Libertarian Conference in Austin August 7-8

Dear Libertarian,

Results from our poll asking Libertarians to name their religion are in!

LNC Chair interview on Lions of Liberty podcast

LNC CHair Nicholas Sarwark
LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark

LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark was interviewed yesterday (7/24/15) on the Lions of Liberty podcast.

Click here to listen to the interview.

Libertarians Working For You Show, with Peter Rohrman, Bridget Ulrich, and Mark Anderson

ImageYesterday's episode (7/22/2015) of Libertarians Working For You hosted by Arvin Vohra is now available online, with guests:

Three Libertarians running in one Indiana town council

ImageThree Indiana Libertarian Party candidates were the focus of an article this week in the News and Tribune.

Poll: What religion are Libertarians?

Dear Libertarian,

The First Amendment to the Constitution says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. . ."

Elected Libertarian blocks blight ordinance

Joshua KatzAt the July meeting of the Planning Commission in Westbrook, Connecticut, to which Libertarian Joshua Katz was elected in 2013, the Commission received a referral from the Selectman, asking it to approve a proposed Blight Ordinance to proceed to a town meeting.

The ordinance would grant large amounts of arbitrary power to staff to declare homes blighted. This often leads, in addition to fines, to the loss of property.

LNC Meeting July 18-19, 2015 in Alexandria, VA

The Libertarian National Committee meets in Alexandria, VA, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19.

Location and hotel details:

The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet.

Preliminary schedule (subject to change):

Saturday, July 18, 2015: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Sunday, July 19, 2015: If agenda completed Saturday, LNC won't meet Sunday. Otherwise, it starts at 9:00 a.m. till finished.

Libertarians Sarwark and Johnson slam Trump

Donald TrumpLibertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark and 2012 Libertarian for President Gov. Gary Johnson had pithy things to say about Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

Nicholas Sarwark has a question for Mr. Trump​


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