On August 31, both sides in the Texas ballot access case filed briefs in support of Summary Judgment. If the judge rejects both of them, there will be a trial. First, though, each side may file one rebuttal brief. The case challenges all the ballot access restrictions that affect independent candidates and the nominees of parties other than the Republican and Democratic Parties. Some of those restrictions hamper the two minor parties that are ballot-qualified, the Libertarian and Green Parties. But most of the challenged laws affect parties that are not now on the ballot but which would like to be, such as the plaintiff Constitution Party.