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Perry gets quick boot at 4th Circuit

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wasted little time in rejecting a bid by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to get on the Virginia GOP primary ballot.

Perry appealed Sunday from a district judge’s refusal to add his name to the ballot. The appeals court responded Tuesday with a 23-page order, saying Perry knew the rules before he sought to run in Virginia. “There was no failure of notice. The requirements have been on the books for years. If we were to grant the requested relief, we would encourage candidates for President who knew the requirements and failed to satisfy them to seek at a tardy and belated hour to change the rules of the game,” the court wrote.

The ruling denying an emergency injunction applies to both Perry and to Newt Gingrich, who intervened in the case.

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