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  • 479 U.S. 189 (1986), 85-656, Munro, Secretary of State of Washington v. Socialist Workers Party

    ... will be placed on the general election ballot. Appellee Peoples qualified to be placed on the ... interest in the stability of its political system." Id. at 736. There is no indication that we ..., in part relying on the fact that "[t]he open quality of the Georgia system [was] far from ...

  • 558 U.S. 310 (2010), 08-205, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

    ... video-on-demand because this delivery system has a lower risk of distorting the political ... Austin interferes with the "open marketplace" of ideas protected by the First .... . in political decisions at the ballot box," Civil Service Comm'n v. Letter Carriers , ...

  • 504 U.S. 191 (1992), 90-1056, Burson v. Freeman

    ... Today, we confront the issue carefully left open in Mills. The question presented is whether a ...The opportunities that the viva voce system gave for bribery and intimidation gradually led ...Evans, A History of the Australian Ballot System in the United States 1-6 (1917) (Evans); ...

  • 552 U.S. 442 (2008), 06-713, Washington State Grange v. Washington State Republican Party

    ... invalidated Washington's blanket primary system on [128 S.Ct. 1186] the ground that it was nearly ... must be identified on the primary ballot by their self-designated party preference; that ... it required the Boy Scouts to accept an openly gay scoutmaster. The scoutmaster's presence ...

  • 504 U.S. 428 (1992), 91-535, Burdick v. Takushi

    ... candidates of their choice placed on the ballot. Because the State's election laws provide easy ...Accordingly, the mere fact that a State's system "creates barriers . . . tending to limit the ..., a candidate must participate in Hawaii's open primary, "in which all registered voters may ...

  • 517 U.S. 559 (1996), 94-896, BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore

    ...In our federal system, States necessarily have considerable flexibility ... Alabama courts applied here are vague and open ended to the point where they risk arbitrary ... to the public's control through the ballot box, see, e. g., FCC v. Beach Communications, ...

  • 553 U.S. 181 (2008), 07-21, Crawford v. Marion County Election Bd.

    ... identification may cast provisional ballots that will be counted if they. execute the ... the "hard judgment" that our adversary system demands.          In later election ... the number of polling places would be open to the complaint it has violated the rights of ...

  • 520 U.S. 351 (1997), 95-1608, Timmons v. Twin Cities Area New Party

    ... an individual from appearing on the ballot as the candidate of more than one party. When ..., maintaining a stable political system, and avoiding voter confusion. .          ... 222 (refusing to weigh merits of closed and open" primaries). Many features of our political system\xC2"...

  • 460 U.S. 780 (1983), 81-1635, Anderson v. Celebrezze

    ... in order to appear on the general election ballot in November. On April 24, 1980, petitioner ...The "Ohio system thus denies the `disaffected' not only a choice ... should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open," New York Times Co. v. Sullivan , 376 U.S. 254, ...

  • 319 U.S. 624 (1943), 591, West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette

    ... use of an emblem or flag to symbolize some system, idea, institution, or personality is a short-cut ...'s right to speak his own mind left it open to public authorities to compel him to utter what ..., appeal lies not to the courts, but to the ballot and to the processes of democratic government. . ...

  • 415 U.S. 709 (1974), 71-6852, Lubin v. Panish

    ... no other way of securing access to the ballot, deprived him and others similarly situated of ... fashion is a bedrock of our political system.         Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533, ... the seriousness of a given candidacy may be open to debate; the fundamental importance of ballots ...

  • 552 U.S. 196 (2008), 06-766, New York State Board of Elections v. Torres

    ... automatically on the general-election ballot, along with any independent candidates who meet ..., a declaration that New York's convention system violates the First Amendment rights of ...We are not inclined to open up this new and excitingly unpredictable theater ...

  • __ U.S. __ (2014), 11-681, Harris v. Quinn

    ...Board of Regents of Univ. of Wis. System v. Southworth , 529 U.S. 217, 120 S.Ct. ...Because of the open-ended nature of the Lehnert test, classifying ...In a 2009 mail-ballot election, the Disabilities Program personal ...

  • 512 U.S. 874 (1994), 91-2012, Holder v. Hall

    ... after the county's school board election system. .          Held: .         The ... affect minority citizens' access to the ballot. Districting systems and electoral mechanisms ...Under respondents' open-ended test, a wide range of state governmental ...

  • 403 U.S. 431 (1971), 5714, Jenness v. Fortson

    ... for each office is printed on the ballot. A nominee of a "political body" or an ... If they choose the latter course, the way is open. For Georgia imposes no suffocating restrictions ...      The open quality of the Georgia system is far from merely theoretical. For the ...

  • 505 U.S. 833 (1992), Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey

    ... Cardozo, we recognize that no judicial system could do society's work if it eyed each issue ...We have held that not every ballot access limitation amounts to an infringement of ... another way, we answer the question, left open in previous opinions discussing the undue burden ...

  • 530 U.S. 567 (2000), 99-401, California Democratic Party v. Jones

    ... in California gain access to the general ballot is by winning a qualified political party's ...Respondent Californians for an Open Primary intervened. The District Court held that ...Under the new system, "[a]ll persons entitled to vote, including those ...

  • __ U.S. __ (2015), 13-1314, Ariz. State Legis. v. Ariz. Indep. Redistricting Comm'n

    Under Arizona’s Constitution, voters may, by ballot initiative, adopt laws and constitutional amendments and may approve or disapprove measures passed by the legislature. Proposition 106 (2000), an initiative aimed preventing gerrymandering, amended Arizona’s Constitution, removing redistricting authority from the legislature and vesting it in an independent commission. After the 2010 census, the

    ... laws and constitutional amendments by ballot initiative, and they may approve or disapprove, ...It is characteristic of the federal system that States retain autonomy to establish their ... no standard workable in that case, but left open the possibility that a suitable standard might be ...

  • 523 U.S. 666 (1998), 96-779, Arkansas Ed. Television Comm'n. v. Forbes

    ... the debate was a public forum to which all ballot-qualified candidates had a presumptive right of ... and qualifications is integral to our system of government, and electoral speech may have its ... created by purposeful governmental action opening a nontraditional public forum for expressive use ...

  • 48 U.S. 1 (1849), Luther v. Borden

    ... shall be submitted to the freemen in open town or ward meetings, to be holden at such time ... copies thereof, and also fifteen thousand ballots; on one side of which shall be printed ... fundamental principles of the American system of government, which is, that government is ...

  • 544 U.S. 581 (2005), 04-37, Clingman v. Beaver

    ... the State Election Board it wanted to open its upcoming primary to all registered voters ... that Oklahoma's semiclosed primary system does not violate the right to freedom of ... challenge to include several of Oklahoma's ballot access and voter registration laws. Those claims ...

  • 514 U.S. 779 (1995), 93-1456, U.S. Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton

    ... from appearing on the general election ballot if that candidate has already served three terms ... of the "basic principles of our democratic system,"  id.,  at 548, this Court reaffirms that the ... that the opportunity to be elected was open to all. [ 11 ] We noted in particular Madison's ...

  • 393 U.S. 544 (1969), 3, Allen v. State Board of Elections

    ... voters who request assistance in marking ballots. Appellants sought a declaratory judgment in the ... court places a burden on our federal court system, and may often result in a delay in a matter ... that says the registration office shall be open only 1 day in 3, or that the hours will be so ...

  • 354 U.S. 234 (1957), 175, Sweezy v. New Hampshire

    ... make the deepest inroads upon our federal system for this Court now to hold that it can determine ...H. Huxley at the opening of Johns Hopkins University, the Annual Reports ... of secrecy by way of the Australian ballot did not come into use till 1888. The implications ...

  • 486 U.S. 414 (1988), 87-920, Meyer v. Grant

    ... to be placed on a general election ballot if its proponents can obtain the signatures of at ... fact that other avenues of expression remain open to appellees, since the use of paid circulators ... unfairness and injustice of the existing system, where some businesses are denied to go into ...