Libertarian Party of Nebraska Joins Suit

Thu, Jun 3 2010 by Anonymous

Last year, Citizens in Charge filed suit in Nebraska to challenge the state law requiring petition signature gatherers be residents of the state. The law places an unconstitutional burden on citizens of the state seeking to put a measure on the ballot.

Over the weekend, the Libertarian Party of Nebraska joined in the effort to block the unconstitutional portion of the law:

The Libertarian Party of Nebraska is asking a federal judge to block part of the state’s petition law.

The party filed a motion Thursday for an injunction to allow out-of-state residents to collect petition signatures.

The party also asked to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s petition laws.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in December, claims that parts of Nebraska law place an unconstitutional burden on citizens.

This law regulating petition signature gathering in the state is meant to restrict citizen initiative rights. It is another roadblock placed between citizens and their right to petition their government.