Racial Justice Advocates Urge Appeals Court to Maintain NJ Ballot Design Ruling

Racial justice advocates are urging the appeals court to uphold a lower court’s ruling that banned the use of a county line to separate candidates on New Jersey’s primary ballots. The current design is argued to be discriminatory and unconstitutional.

The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and Campaign Legal Center, representing various groups, filed an amicus curiae brief on April 9 asking the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to affirm the district court’s ruling in Kim v. Hanlon.

Among the groups represented are the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, Salvation and Social Justice, New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice, New Jersey Policy Perspective, AAPI New Jersey, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Asian American Advancing Justice.

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