Oklahomans and the First Amendment won a significant legal victory as a federal appeals court struck down an Oklahoma law restricting the circulation of ballot or candidate petitions to state residents.
Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) Vice President Stephen Hoersting served as co-counsel to the plaintiff in the case, Yes on Term Limits, along with attorney Todd Graves, a partner with Graves Bartle & Marcus in Kansas City, Missouri. CCP is a nonprofit organization which advocates for First Amendment-protected rights of speech, assembly, and petition.
"The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld important constitutional rights for Oklahomans, and we applaud their decision," said CCP Vice President Stephen Hoersting. "The Center for Competitive Politics now calls upon Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmonson to do the right thing and stop his prosecutions of those who engaged in this First Amendment-protected political activity."