Our latest news on the Libertarian Party comes from a really interesting article at Ballot Access News written by the widely-respected election expert and advocate for third party/independent ballot access Richard Winger:
On May 9, U.S. District Court Judge William O. Bertelsman, a Carter appointee, granted injunctive relief to the Kentucky Libertarian Party, and ordered the state to put the party’s nominees in the November 2019 election on the ballot. Sweeney v Crigler, e.d., 2:19cv-46. UPDATE: here is the Associated Press news story.
The judge ruled shortly after hearing the case, earlier in the same day. The Libertarian Party is ballot-qualified in Kentucky, and it nominates by convention. Thus no petition was involved. The problem for the party was that the legislature earlier this year had moved the declaration of candidacy deadline for the state and local nominees of convention parties from April to January. HB 114, had been signed into law on March 19, so by the time it was in effect, it was already too late for the declarations to be filed.
Democracy Chronicles has put together a cornerstone page with our latest on the Libertarian Party that you might explore next. Links to the Libertarian Party website and party platform are included too. Or you can see our overview of all American political parties at Democracy Chronicles Third Party Central.