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Lubin v. Panish

415 U.S. 709 (1974)

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Lubin v. Panish

United States Supreme Court

415 U.S. 709 (1974)

Facts

California (defendant) required all candidates for federal, state, and county elections to pay nonrefundable filing fees to appear on a ballot. Candidates for county-supervisor positions were required to pay a filing fee of $701.60. Write-in candidates were also required to pay the filing fees. There were no alternatives to the filing fees. If a candidate could not pay the fee, he could not appear on the ballot. Donald Lubin (plaintiff) wanted to run for county supervisor but was unable to pay the filing fee. Lubin filed a lawsuit in state court alleging that California’s filing-fee requirement violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution by preventing him and other indigent people from running for office. California justified its filing-fee requirement as a means of preventing unserious candidates from overcrowding ballots and confusing voters. The California Supreme Court upheld California’s filing-fee requirement as a valid means of limiting ballot access. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Burger, C.J.)

Concurrence (Blackmun, J.)

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