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(Wall Street Journal) — Olympic track star Carl Lewis hit a hurdle in his fledgling political career Tuesday after the New Jersey secretary of state ruled he hasn’t lived in the state long enough to qualify for the ballot. In her decision, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno—who is also the Republican administration’s secretary of state—said Mr. Lewis, a Democrat, can’t run for state senator because he will not have lived in New Jersey for four years by the Nov. 8 election. The decision, which drew partisan criticism, overturned a state judge’s earlier ruling that Mr. Lewis was clear to run. “The judge’s ‘conclusion,’ which can be fairly characterized as an abdication of his adjudicatory responsibilities, provided the Secretary with little, if any, guidance to accord proper resolution of this case,” she said in her decision. Mr. Lewis will appeal in court on Wednesday and has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against Ms. Guadagno, his lawyer Bill Tambussi said.
(Essence.com) — There has been so much going on in the sports world lately. With last night’s ESPY Awards, Serena winning top spot at Wimbledon, Kobe winning another NBA championship ring, LeBron’s migration to Miami Heat to join fellow superstars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, the World Cup, and the MLB All Star Games, it seems like everywhere we turn athletes are the main attraction.