Judge orders Nader put on Oregon ballot Russell Adkins at 10:39 PM ET
Judge Paul Lipscomb of Oregon's Marion County Circuit Court ruled Thursday that independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader's name should appear on Oregon's ballot for the November election. Last week, Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, an open supporter of Democratic nominee John Kerry, invalidated several thousand signatures on petitions supporting Nader's candidacy, ruling that the candidate was 218 names short of fulfilling the state's requirement of 15,306. The ruling will likely be appealed. AP has more. The Circuit Court ruling [PDF] is available at kgw.com. Nader's Oregon campaign website also has information on the proceedings, including an index of documents filed in the appeal.
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