Fontes V. City of Central Falls (2009)
Category: Open Government Rights of Candidates Voting Rights
Federal lawsuit challenging the disqualification of a Mayoral candidate based on a city charter provision barring voters from signing more than one nomination paper for the same political office. The court ruled the provision unconstitutional, and the General Assembly enacted a law overriding similar requirements in other municipalities.
Cooperating Attorneys: Armando Batastini, Timothy Baldwin