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Court won't hear Carl Lewis case

Updated: May 6, 2011, 4:32 PM ET
Associated Press

HADDONFIELD, N.J. -- New Jersey's Supreme Court said Friday that it won't weigh in on whether Carl Lewis is eligible to run for the state Senate, a decision that keeps the former Olympic star on the ballot, for now.

A denial of certification signed by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner said the key constitutional issue is already being litigated in federal court.

Lewis is running as a Democrat in southern New Jersey's Republican-dominated 8th District. The nine-time Olympic gold medalist ...

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