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Nader loses in the US Supreme Court

AP reports: The [U.S.] Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a last-ditch bid to put Ralph Nader on Oregon's presidential ballot.

Nader supporters had asked the court last week to block Oregon from printing ballots that lack Nader's name. The court declined, although Justice Stephen Breyer noted that he supported the stay. ...

Last week, the Oregon Supreme Court sided with state election officials who found flawed petitions left Nader short of the 15,306 signatures needed to put him on the Nov. 2 ballot.

Richard Hasen, an election law expert at Loyola Law School, said that disputes over petition signatures are common. "These kind of bread and butter issues are not the kind of thing the court gets involved in," he said. -- Nader supporters lose Supreme Court appeal (AP via OregonLive.com)