Yesterday, in the second U.S. District Court decision this month on the subject of open primaries, Judge J. Michelle Childs threw out an attempt by the Republican Party of South Carolina to close the State's primary elections. On March 2, Idaho District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled in favor of the Republicans. In both cases independent voters, IndependentVoting.org, and other supporters of open primaries intervened. A copy of the SC decision can be viewed at http://www.ballot-access.org/2011/16314846926.pdf . Independents have filed an appeal from the Idaho decision.
I am proud to be working with attorneys Gary Allen of Boise and Fletcher Smith of Greenville on these important cases.