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Nader cannot get stay of Pennsylvania order

AP reports: A state Commonwealth Court panel on Thursday refused to stay its order blocking Ralph Nader from the state's presidential ballot.

Nader's Pennsylvania lawyer requested the stay pending his appeal to the state Supreme Court, but the three-judge panel said in a sharply worded decision that he had failed to make his case.

Last week, the panel upheld a challenge to Nader's candidacy, saying he forfeited his right to run as an independent in Pennsylvania when he accepted the nomination of the national Reform Party in May. The Supreme Court has directed lawyers for both sides to file their briefs on the appeal by Friday. ...

The panel said Nader's lawyer, Samuel Stretton, failed to show there is a strong likelihood that Nader would ultimately prevail and failed to establish that Nader would suffer irreparable harm if the stay were not granted. -- Court refuses to stay order keeping Nader off ballot (AP via Philly.com)