Yes on Term Limits v. Savage

Yes on Term Limits v. Savage

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Yes on Term Limits v. Savage (YOTL v. Savage) is a federal lawsuit challenging Oklahoma’s residency requirements for petition circulators. On December 18, 2008, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued a unanimous decision in the case, saying that Oklahoma’s residency restriction is an unconstitutional violation of core First Amendment speech rights. The decision of the Tenth Circuit overturns a lower federal court decision.,[1][2]
The Tenth Circuit’s decision in YOTL has attracted notice because:

It is the third federal circuit court decision in 2008 that invalidates a state residency requirement. The Sixth Circuit said that Michigan’s residency requirement is unconstitutional in Bogaert v. Land in August 2008 and the Ninth Circuit said that Arizona’s residency requirement is unconstitutional in Nader v. Brewer in July 2008.
The decision undercuts Drew Edmondson’s rationale for criminally prosecuting the Oklahoma 3 for allegedly violating Oklahoma’s residency requirement in a 2005 petition drive.,[3][4]

Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has said that he plans to appeal the decision in YOTL to either the full Tenth circuit or to the U.S. Supreme Court. His office says that they plan to continue their prosecution of Paul Jacob, Susan Johnson and Rick Carpenter. Earlier in 2008, Edmondson told Oklahoma City’s Journal Record, “If the courts determine that the state’s process violates the First Amendment, so be it. Until that time, our law will be enforced.”,[4][5]
On January 21, 2009, the Tenth Circuit announced that it was

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