State of Hawaii, Senate Staff, Sheriff Deputies Face Civil Suit

Yesterday I posted the video of Mitchell Kahle and Kevin Hughes getting arrested for free speech at the Hawaii State Legislature…

Today it was announced that a 14 count civil suit complaint has been filed against the State of Hawaii, The Senate Staff, Sheriff Deputies.

You can view the press release here that is being released to the newspapers or you can simply see the lawsuit itself: Mitchell Kahle and Kevin Hughes vs. Bienvenido Villalor and Others.

Ralph Nader Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear His Hawaii Ballot Access Case

File this under the “You learn something new every day” category:

On November 30, Ralph Nader asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his ballot access case from Hawaii.  The case number has not been assigned yet.  The case originated in 2004, and challenges the Hawaii policy that requires six times as many signatures for an independent presidential candidate, as for an entire new party.  When a new party qualifies in Hawaii, it is entitled to its own primary, and the easy ability to run a candidate for every partisan office in the state.  Thus, a new party has far more impact on the ballot than a single independent presidential candidate…

Full story at Ballot Access News.