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    The case as presented in Adam's post last night makes a strong argument for his being excluded from the ballot.

    However, it is not an absolutely conclusive one and given the immediacy of the ballot printing it makes sense to issue the stay and allow his name on the ballot.

    That in turn however presents its own problems. What if in later review they determine he is in fact not eligible but in the meantime he has won the election? Does the court overrule the will of the people and invalidate the election? Seems highly unlikely even if at the moment it looks like he is ineligible as a candidate in this particular election cycle.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 11:11:53 AM PST

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