As a follow up to this post, I learned today that the Texas Supreme Court doesn’t feel they have to justify their reasons for allowing the two major-party candidates to disregard state law. Click here for the full text of the ruling. Really. It won’t take but a second or two to read the whole thing!
Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain will have their names on the ballot when election season rolls around in Texas.
The Texas Supreme Court denied a petition filed by Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party of Texas to remove the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees from the ballot because of their respective parties’ failure to file with the state by Aug. 26. Without going into specifics, the Texas Supreme Court’s Web site said the court has denied the petition.
Earlier this month, the Libertarians waged a battle to enforce an Aug. 26 deadline in Texas, which requires all parties to certify their nominees with the state by that date.
UPDATE 09/24/08: There’s an interesting post on this here.