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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Willard Proctor files UPDATE

Posted By on Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Willard Proctor, removed from the circuit court bench and barred by law from running again, has nonetheless decided to try to run again. He filed today with the secretary of state as a write-in candidate for his old job, which is being sought by three other candidates.

No filing fee is required for a write-in candidate. A spokesman for the secretary of state said that it isn't that office's role to challenge Proctor's eligibilty to run. It will certify him as a write-in. It remains to be seen if the Pulaski County Election Commission also will accept his candidacy or if a challenge to his candidacy will be left to one of the other candidates. 

Proctor has already had a lawsuit over his removal dismissed by the federal court. He had considered filing as a conventional candidate, but the non-refundable $7,500 filing fee deterred him.

UPDATE: Proctor also sued the secretary of state in circuit court Wednesday to challenge the law that keeps him off the ballot. Proctor's suit argues that it is unconstitutional for the legislature to impose additional restrictions on running for public office. He refers to the statute that says a judge removed from the bench may not run again. If he's right, it's a fine how-do-you-do. A corrupt, unethical judge could be removed and run again. And be corrupt again, etc.

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