CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – Former Olympian and New Jersey State Senate candidate Carl Lewis will be back in a Camden federal courtroom this afternoon as he fights to remain on the November ballot.
The question over whether Lewis meets a four-year residency requirement lingers, at least for Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno.
In a letter written Monday to election clerks in the 8th district, she deemed, in her role as Secretary of State, that a federal appeals court order putting Lewis’s name on June’s primary ballot does not cover the fall election…and absent a decision from Judge Noel Hillman on the residency question.
She still believes Lewis does not meet the mandate. Lewis’s lawyer William Tambussi disagrees.
“Either he’ll say that the injunctive relief the Third Circuit ordered remains in place or he’ll say it’s not. If he says it’s not, we’ll go back to the Third Circuit.”
Hillman originally sided with the state on the residency question, but now must reconsider that ruling. He’s yet to do that.
Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060