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Court rejects candidate's appeal over expletive

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Posted: Aug 9, 2010 12:42 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Wisconsin Legislature, ballot, lawsuit, Ieshuh Griffin, Judge Rudolph Randa, appeal, habeas corpus, U.S. Supreme Court, WBRZ

A candidate for the Wisconsin Legislature who wants to use an expletive and a racially charged phrase to describe herself on the ballot has lost an appeal of a federal judge's order dismissing her lawsuit.

Ieshuh Griffin appealed U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa's decision rejecting her lawsuit on Thursday.

She wants to describe herself on the ballot as "NOT the 'whiteman's b----."

The judge on Friday dismissed her appeal, saying no matter how creatively she argues the issue, she can't file her lawsuit as a habeas corpus action.

Randa says those are reserved for people in custody, which Griffin is not.

Griffin said Monday she will attempt to appeal the order directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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