Federal judge upholds law that got Lewis kicked off ballot

    Update: Hillman has upheld the law that’s keeping Lewis off the ballot, saying the residency requirement doesn’t violate Lewis’ guarantee of equal protection under the 14th Amendment. There will be an appeal.

    Original report: Federal Judge Noel Hillman is hearing arguments from Carl Lewis’ attorney Bill Tambussi.

    Tambussi is trying to get Lewis’ name back on the primary ballot for New Jersey’s Eighth Senate District.

     

    Sec. of State Kim Guadagno has ruled the Olympic medalist does not meet the state’s residency requirements to run for office, but Tambussi is arguing that decision violates Lewis’ civil rights.

    The Associated Press reports ballots in three counties will be held up until the court decides whether Lewis can run.

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