A minor win for freedom:
New Mexico’s highest court struck down a 2005 law that allowed the state canvassing board to require candidates to pay the estimated full cost of a recount upfront as a deposit.
The ruling came in a dispute over the razor-close 2004 presidential election in New Mexico.
The state Supreme Court’s unanimous decision was a victory for Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb and Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik.
They had challenged the state’s handling of their request for a recount in 2004.
The bad news is that they won’t do the recount, but at least they got rid of the prohibitive tax on justice.