Perennial candidate Shawn O'Hara this year attempted to run for both the Democratic nomination for State Treasurer and the Reform Party nomination for Governor. The Democratic Executive Committee told O'Hara "no way", and O'Hara subsequently filed suit in Hinds County Circuit Court. Judge Gowan entered his ruling today, telling O'Hara that such a dual candidacy is prohibited by statute and that the Democratic Executive Committee was correct in refusing to put his name on the ballot.
O'Hara has three days to file an appeal to the Supreme Court. (For you legal geeks out there, this is one of the rare instances in which appellants proceed via bill of exceptions.)