Wading Through the 'Morass': The Eleventh Circuit Recognizes a Right to Candidacy in Randall V. Scott
Kevin C. Quigley
Boston College Law Review
January 1, 2011
Boston College Law Review Electronic Supplement, Vol. 52, p. 185, 2011
On June 30, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Randall v. Scott held that the First Amendment affords protection to an individual based on the mere basis of that individual’s political candidacy. In so doing, the Randall court departed from other circuit courts, which had approached the issue by way of analogy to the First Amendment freedoms of speech and association. This Comment concludes that the Eleventh Circuit’s novel approach, although well intentioned, is only tenuously grounded in Supreme Court precedent.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: Political Candidacy, First Amendment, Clements v. Fashing, Bullock v. Carter
Date posted: February 17, 2012
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