Judges kick Carl Lewis off N.J. Senate ballot

    Reversing a decision from a week and a half ago to allow Carl Lewis to run for state senate in New Jersey, a federal appeals court has removed the Olympic runner from the ballot.

    They cited a four-year residency requirement and found that he did not meet it, in agreement with New Jersey election officials and some Republicans.

    Lewis’ lawyers maintain that he meets the requirement because he moved to the state in 2005, but they say they are prepared to challenge the rule on constitutional grounds.

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