Judge sets hearing on wannabe candidate's lawsuit

Will take place Tuesday

June 30, 2018 - 9:56 am

A federal judge has set a hearing for next week to hear arguments on the request by a Massachusetts man seeking to put his name on the Republican primary ballot for attorney general.

U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren will take up the issue on Tuesday in federal court in Wichita. Political activist Vermin Love Supreme has asked for an injunction against Kansas.

Supreme is from Rockport, Massachusetts, and contends he should be allowed to be a candidate because Kansas has no age, residency or experience requirements for the office.

He argues Kansas made national news with its restrictive voter laws, while having no laws about running for state office. He says he wants to run in part to draw attention to these disparities and to serve the people of Kansas.

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