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US Supreme Court Also Allows GOP Challengers in Ohio

U.S. Supreme Court won't weigh in; victory for GOP
Justice John Paul Stevens Denied Appeal
Justice John Paul Stevens Denied Appeal
Updated: 7:08 a.m. ET Nov. 2, 2004

CINCINNATI - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused a request to stay an appeals court decision that allows challengers to be present at polling places throughout Ohio.

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Overturning the orders of two federal judges from the day before, a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 early Tuesday to grant emergency stays that will allow Republicans and Democrats one challenger per precinct each. The judges also consolidated the two appeals, which stemmed from separate lawsuits in Cincinnati and Akron.

Plaintiffs' appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court were unsuccessful. Early Tuesday, Justice John Paul Stevens, who handles appeals from Ohio, refused a request to stay the 6th Circuit decision.

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Well, that's too bad. 02.Nov.2004 11:14

Bison Boy

But if Justice Stevens declined to let the Supreme Court hear the case, then it's a safe bet that it's not part of some right-wing conspiracy. :-)

well, it may be 02.Nov.2004 11:49

pro-democracy

You just have to realize that "right-wing conspiracy" includes both the neo-liberals and the neo-conservatives in their attempts to stifle democracy. It is sad that the spirit of democracy has been lost in this country. We should be empowering people to vote, not preventing people from voting based on technicalities.