David Weigel of The Washington Post reports on the antitrust suit against the Commission on Presidential Debates filed by the Green Party, the Libertarian Party, and their 2012 presidential nominees Jill Stein and Gary Johnson.
The legal complaint “argues that a ‘cognizable political campaign market’ is being corrupted by the commission’s rules,” which bars any candidate who is not “polling at 15 percent or better. Bruce Fein, the attorney for the new plaintiffs, argues over 43 pages that keeping them out of a ‘multi-billion dollar’ market violates ‘antitrust laws, the First Amendment, and District of Columbia tort law.'”
The Post says that “when the complaint is filed in the District of Columbia next week — the precise date is pending — Fein and his plaintiffs will join a crowd of people asking for lower debate thresholds.”