January 8, 1992 |
The American Civil Liberties Union went to court Tuesday to force Rhode Island's secretary of state to put former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke's name on the Republican presidential primary ballot. ACLU officials acknowledged that they are at odds with Duke on many political issues. But attorney Michael DiBiase, who filed the suit in federal court, said, "Access to the ballot is a fundamental right." The threat of a similar lawsuit last week prompted Massachusetts Secretary of State Michael J.