Without comment, the Supreme Court on Monday turned down a plea by the Libertarian Party’s nominees for president and vice president to get a place on the November 8 election ballot in Ohio, under the party’s name. The Court’s order is here.
Presidential nominee Gary Johnson and running mate William Weld will appear on the ballot, but only as independent candidates. They wanted to appear under the Libertarian banner in order to help build support for the party and its other candidates in Ohio. The party has been locked in a years-long battle with Ohio officials over its pleas for wider ballot access.