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Lewis put on ballot

Wed., Sept. 14, 2011, midnight

PHILADELPHIA – Nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis was ordered back on the ballot in a state Senate election by a federal appeals court Tuesday in possibly the final word over whether the political newcomer would meet a four-year residency requirement for state senators.

A 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel put Lewis, a Democrat, back on the ballot with a 2-1 ruling.

After months of legal hair-splitting on exactly when Lewis became a New Jersey resident, the court seemed to indicate that issue was not the heart of the case.


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