(KUTV) -- The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver denied the Utah Republican Party's request for an en banc hearing on their appeal claiming the dual-track system for candidates to get on the primary ballot is unconstitutional.
The Utah GOP have fought against Senate Bill 54 since it was passed in 2014.
Lt. Governor Spencer Cox released the following statement on Friday's 99-page ruling:
Today’s decision provides a sorely needed resolution to a lengthy and divisive issue. I would like to thank and congratulate the attorney general’s team for their exemplary work on this case, and my staff for diligently implementing the law through times of uncertainty. Gov. Herbert and I look forward to meeting with Republican leadership in the near future to discuss how to best unite our party.
The entire court ruling is below:
If the Utah GOP chooses to continue to pursue the matter further, it may file a lawsuit in an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.