Johnson's lawyer vows to fight on with the case, claiming today's decision does not properly address their complaints.
The Commission on Presidential Debate's 15 Percent Polling Criterion Must Go, Argues Lawsuit from Gary Johnson
A hearing in Johnson's case was held today in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, insisting that the Debate Commission in collusion with the major parties are violating antitrust law when it comes to "political markets."
Organizers assumed swapping gender roles would show how unacceptable Trump's style would be in a woman.
Libertarian Party Gets Victory in Suit Aimed at the Partisanship of Commission on Presidential Debates
Federal Election Commission ordered by judge to give more serious considerations to arguments about the Commission on Presidential Debates' partisanship and criteria for admitting third party candidates.
Federal judge: The FEC isn't considering the L.P.'s arguments that the Commission is unfairly partisan and using illegitimate criteria to exclude third parties.
Trump Invokes 'the Constitution the Way It Was Meant to Be,' Yet Trump's Agenda Is Manifestly Unconstitutional
Reviewing the GOP candidate's positions on constitutional issues.
Libertarian Party presidential nominee on debt, WikiLeaks, and the war on drugs.
The nominee can protect herself with ease. What about everyday Americans?
Using Aleppo to gain leverage over a geopolitical foe.
Is there a positive case for Hillary? Are there Trump policies that could turn this mother around? Of course not.
That September swoon sure didn't last very long.
Deploys bromides on police training and techniques, but not accountability or transparency.
Who will actually be defining the agenda, because it won't be these two?
Last night Trump's foreign policy mouth seemed in some cases to be outrunning his mind, making a strict interpretation of his meaning difficult.
'No fly, no buy' rears its unconstitutional head at the debate.
Ending suspicionless searches didn't cause crime to rise in New York City.
Libertarian Party ticket may be banished from the debate, but not from social media
Remove the Libertarian and there goes fiscal sanity, federalism, and free speech.
Sixteen years ago, Trump advocated opening up the presidential debates to third parties. His arguments hold true today.
Backers of the former two-term governor of New Mexico say he's a "sane centrist" while Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are dangerous extremists.
'Americans are tired of rigged systems,' Johnson retorts. 'We plan to be on the debate stage in October.'
New CBS/New York Times poll puts the Libertarian at 8%, making his 5-poll average 8.6% on the eve of the Debate Commission's decision
Libertarian candidates promise that if allowed to debate Sept. 26, they will earn their way thereafter
NBC/SurveyMonkey shows 11% for Libertarian; meanwhile solid majorities favor debate-inclusion no matter how you ask the question
ABC/Washington Post poll comes in at 9%, leaving the Libertarian far short of 15% before Judgment Day
'I'm no longer so sure that it's game over if we're not in the debates,' Weld tells Reason
New Yorker staffer and former Carter speechwriter Hendrik Hertzberg says letting third-party candidates into debates is like enabling, uh, Rosie Ruiz?
Libertarian nominee needs the next three polls to average 20% to qualify, unless the Commission on Presidential Debates changes its criteria at the last minute.
Fox News has the Libertarian at 9%, making his national average in the polls that matter 9.2% with two-plus weeks before the 15% cutoff
Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic, L.A. Times, Charlotte Observer and others question the 'integrity' of the bipartisan, Libertarian-thwarting Commission on Presidential Debates
Also, 'most third-party candidates didn't lose that much support between late summer and Election Day,' notes FiveThirtyEight
Duopoly chooses five of Johnson's best-performing polls, but otherwise declines to relax its competition-stifling rules