MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal court has tossed a lawsuit filed by a candidate for the state Assembly in Wisconsin who wants to use a racially charged phrase to describe herself on the ballot.
U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa says in the Wednesday order that Ieshuh Griffin's lawsuit must be dismissed because it was a habeas corpus action and those require the person bringing it to be in custody.
Randa did not discuss the merits of the lawsuit. Griffin is fighting a decision by the state board that regulates elections barring her from using the phrase "NOT the 'whiteman's b----"' to describe herself on the ballot.
Griffin tells The Associated Press she intends to refile the lawsuit as a civil rights action as well as appeal the judge's order on her original lawsuit.
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