(excerpt from) NY Times
Souter Plans to Leave Supreme Court
By PETER BAKER and JEFF ZELENY / Published: April 30, 2009
WASHINGTON — Justice David H. Souter has indicated that he plans to retire at the end of the term in June, giving President Obama his first appointment to the Supreme Court, three people informed about the decision said Thursday night…
A spokeswoman for the court said Thursday night that Justice Souter, 69, “has no comment on these reports that he is planning to resign.”
At Ballot Access News, ballot access expert Richard Winger has extensive comments on Justice Souter’s career related to ballot access and third party and independent candidates.… Read more ...
Michael Seebeck writes at his blog, Muddy Thoughts:
But I have news for you—Lee just happens to be a convenient pawn in a much larger game, and Lee’s outspokenness has been a thorn in the side of certain persons on the LNC who seem to be obsessed not with being the biggest fish in the LP pond, but with being the only fish.… Read more ...
Hoboken is a city of about 40,000 that borders Manhattan and has three independent candidates for mayor, who, in the words of the Hoboken Report, will have “their ideas heard,” even if they lose the election. An article in that newspaper profiles all three independents, and three independents running for city council. They are running against three other candidates who are current City Council members.… Read more ...
Date: May 1, 2009 5:01 AM
Subject: Statement from the Libertarian Party Judicial Committee
The consensus of the Judicial Committee is that there is no automatic
removal or suspension of Libertarian National Committee members under
Bylaws Article 8, section 4. The ability to remove or suspend an
At-large member must either be done for cause under Article 8, section
5, paragraph 1, with a 2/3 vote of the entire Committee or
automatically under Article 8, section 5, paragraph 3.… Read more ...
Early Draft of the Report of the Bylaws and Rules Committee to the delegates of the Libertarian National Convention of 2010, St. Louis, Missouri
Adopted 27 February 2009
LP Bylaws Committee Report
Additionally, if members want to comment on any of the proposals, there is a survey available here:
This is the draft of the report that will be considered at the national
convention to be held in St.… Read more ...
from Ballot Access News
Major Polls Show 4% or 5% of Americans Choose “Other” When Asked About Partisan Affiliation
April 29th, 2009
For decades, pollsters have been asking U.S. residents if they consider themselves to be Democrats, Republicans, or independents. Recently, however, two of the biggest polls have added “other” to those choices.
… Read more ...
from Ian Wilder at Onthewilderside.com
based on a GP-US press release
Green Party: Justice Department must appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute Bush officials who OKed torture
- Any attempt by the White House to limit investigation will be an obstruction of justice, says Green Party
- Witness Against Torture protests planned for April 30
Green Party leaders called on Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department to investigate evidence of torture and punish any and all Bush White House officials who broke the law. The Green Party urged President Obama to release all torture memos.
… Read more ...