Reade v Galvin – Appeal Docket

Court of Appeals Docket #: 12-2406
Docketed: 11/26/2012
Nature of Suit: 3440 Other Civil Rights
Reade, Jr. v. Galvin, et al
Appeal From: District of Massachusetts, Boston
Fee Status: in forma pauperis

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Reade v Galvin – Appeal Dismissed

Another one bites the dust…

Reade v. Galvin, No. 1:12-cv-11492, 2012 WL 5385683 (D. Mass. Oct. 30, 2012) (dismissing complaint filed against Massachusetts Secretary of State for allegedly refusing to consider plaintiff’s challenge to Obama’s eligibility to be included on 2012 primary ballot; finding that Reade does not have standing to challenge eligibility in court);

Short and sweet

Having reviewed the record in this case, we affirm the dismissal of this action essentially for the reasons given by the district court in its memorandum and order, dated October 30, 2012.

06/11/2013 JUDGMENT entered by Jeffrey R. Howard, Appellate Judge; Norman H. Stahl, Appellate Judge and Rogeriee Thompson, Appellate Judge. Affirmed [12-2406] (CP)

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MA – Reade v Galvin – Order dismissing

WILLIAM F. READE, JR., Plaintiff,


WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN, et al., Defendants.

No. 12-11492-DJC.

United States District Court, D. Massachusetts.

October 30, 2012.


DENISE J. CASPER, District Judge.

I. Introduction

Plaintiff William F. Reade, Jr. (“Reade“) brings this action in which he claims that the Commonwealth’s Secretary of State, William Francis Galvin (“Galvin“), failed to respond to Reade’s objection to the inclusion of President Barack Obama on the state’s presidential primary election ballot and failed to respond to Reade’s request for access to public records. The plaintiff also alleges that the Commonwealth’s Attorney General, Martha Mary Coakley (“Coakley”), failed to respond to Reade’scomplaint concerning GalvinReade also seeks leave to proceed in forma pauperis.For the reasons set forth below, the motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED and this action is DISMISSED.

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