Brockington v. Rhodes,
396 U.S. 41 (1969)

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Brockington v. Rhodes, 396 U.S. 41 (1969)

Brockington v. Rhodes

No. 31

Argued October 22, 1969

Decided November 24, 1969

396 U.S. 41


Appellant, whose nominating petition bore signatures of about 15% of those in the congressional district who had voted in the last gubenatorial election (although the Ohio statute then required 7% of the voter on the nominating petition for all independent candidates for Congress), sought, as his sole relief, a writ of mandamus to compel the Board of Elections to place his name on the ballot as an independent candidate for Congress in the November, 1968 election.

Held: In view of the limited nature of the relief requested, the case is now moot.

Vacated and remanded.

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