Hoffman Seeks High Court Ruling 

On Wednesday, Hoffman’s lawyer filed a 38-page brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay a Maine Supreme Court ruling that invalidated some of the nominating petitions he needed for ballot listing.

The request cites first amendment rights of Maine voters to nominate a candidate for federal office.

In a separate filing, Hoffman asks the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to stay its own ruling until August 29th, pending the higher court’s review.

The 29th is the deadline for the state to finalize the format for the November ballot.