By Brian Irving
| Raleigh Libertarian Examiner
| December 8, 2009 (Original Context
Several non-profit political reform groups will file amicus curiae briefs in support of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s election laws, said party chair Barbara Howe.
These include Common Cause, Democracy NC, FairVote, Free & Equal, the John Locke Foundation, the League of Women Voters of North Carolina, the North Carolina Institution for Constitutional Law, North Carolinians for Free and Proper Elections, the North Carolina Center for Voter Education and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
The suit, begun in September 2005, asserts the state’s election laws deny citizens their rights to free association, free elections, equal protection of the law and the ability to vote for candidates of their choice.