The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to review a ruling that struck down on constitutional grounds the convention system New York uses to nominate candidates for Supreme Court judgeships.
The high court’s decision opens a new chapter in litigation that has caused a stir among legislators, political party leaders and judicial candidates since Eastern District of New York Judge John Gleeson last year held the state’s convention system — the only one of its kind in the United States — violates the First Amendment rights of voters and candidates.
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