- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah Supreme Court will hear the state Republican party’s lawsuit over a new law that allows candidates on the primary ballot if they gather enough signatures.

The Deseret News reports (https://bit.ly/1RavCi6 ) that U.S. District Judge David Nuffer on Thursday referred the dispute to the state high court.

The Republicans want a judge to disqualify candidates who bypass the traditional caucus and convention system by gathering voter signatures. It’s their second time challenging the measure in court.

The state argues that candidates have the option to seek the nomination either at the convention or by collecting signatures, as laid out by the 2014 law.

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Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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