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By Adam Newton
Lawyer & contributing writer
and Ronald K.L. Collins
First Amendment Center scholar
"Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people … to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
— from the First Amendment

Federal judge upholds Ore. petition restrictions
Plaintiffs had argued that 2007 law regulating paid signature-gatherers violated their First Amendment right to engage in political speech. 03.25.10
Idaho election law unfair to independents, federal court finds
Magistrate judge sides with Arizona resident who claimed he was unfairly barred from collecting signatures in Idaho to get independent presidential candidate on state ballot. 04.20.10

Last system update: Friday, April 23, 2010 | 16:29:00

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