One of the world’s most decorated Olympic athletes is heading back to federal court hoping to secure his place on the November election ballot.
Nine-time gold medalist Carl Lewis has won the right for his name to appear on the June primary ballot as a Democratic state Senate candidate–but only because there’s been no final decision yet on whether he’s eligible to run for office.
Republicans claim Lewis hasn’t lived in the state the last four years and should be disqualified.
Lewis’ lawyers have challenged the residency rule in federal and state courts.
There’s a hearing scheduled for today in U.S. District Court in Camden.
New Jersey’s Republican secretary of state issued the initial ruling against Lewis.