Election 2012
5:08 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Judge: Nasheed 'ineligible' to run in 5th District, case goes to Mo. Supreme Court

Whether Mo. House member Jamilah Nasheed will qualify to be on the Democratic primary ballot against incumbent Sen. Robin Wright-Jones in the 5th Senate District is now up to the Missouri Supreme Court.

The Missouri Court of Appeal's Eastern District said in a ruling Wednesday that Nasheed does not appear to meet the residency requirement for running in the 5th District. But the court transferred the case to the state Supreme Court because of the importance and general interest of the issue.

Nasheed has filed to challenge Sen. Robin Wright-Jones in the 5th Senate District. The 5th District was redrawn this year to take in part of the 4th District, but not the area where Nasheed lives.

The primary election is Aug. 7.