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California: judge denies immediate relief in suit against Jerry Brown's candidacy

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: A Sacramento judge denied a request by Republicans for a preliminary injunction that would have removed Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown's name from the ballot as an attorney general candidate.

Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang postponed ruling on the merits of a Republican lawsuit challenging Brown on his eligibility to serve as attorney general. The ruling was postponed to sometime after the Nov. 7 election.

The lawsuit claims Brown should not be on the ballot because he was an "inactive" member of State Bar of California from 1997 until 2003.

Chang did not say when in November she would begin court proceedings on the lawsuit, but indicated in a meeting with lawyers that no proceeding would occur until 16 days after Brown has been served. -- SACRAMENTO / Judge rebuffs GOP ballot challenge

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