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4th Circuit rules judge should have abstained on RGA ads

AP reports: Federal judges blocked a lower court order late Monday that had allowed a Republican group to keep running a television commercial critical of [North Carolina] Democratic Gov. Mike Easley.

In a 2-1 ruling, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle should have abstained from ruling in a case involving the State Board of Elections.

Still, the Republican Governors Association essentially was unharmed by the appeals court panel's decision because the ad was set to stop running Monday, the eve of Election Day. -- As RGA ad runs course, federal court sides with NC election board (AP via TheState.com)