State Supreme Court declines to rule on Lewis appeal

The New Jersey Supreme Court today denied the Petition for Certification finding that “there being no warrant for the Court to address the federal constitutional claims that remain pending in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.”

On an order earlier in the week by the 3rd Circuit of Appeals, District Judge Noel Hillman is now considering the case.

“Today’s Supreme Court decision does not affect the Third Circuit’s Order that Carl Lewis will remain on the ballot,” said Lewis attorney William Tambusi. “The constitutional issue is now squarely before the District Court where a full factual record can and will be developed. In the meantime, the voters of the Eighth Legislative District retain the right to vote for the candidate of their choice.”

  State Supreme Court declines to rule on Lewis appeal