- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from former U.S. Senate candidate Clayton Walker.

Walker, who’s been indicted on election law violations, sued to have his name place on the November ballot as an independent candidate.

Walker argued that South Dakota’s petition requirements were unconstitutional and that the petition filing deadline of April was too early.

Walker was ordered held without bond in September.That bond was issued in June after he was indicted on charges of perjury and filing false election documents.

The 33-year-old also is accused of making repeated phone calls to several state offices threatening and harassing employees.

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