On August 7, Joseph Kishore, Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate, voluntarily dismissed his federal lawsuit against the California independent presidential candidate petition requirement, as applied during the health crisis. Kishore v Newsom. Two days earlier, the Ninth Circuit had refused to expedite his appeal. Also, on July 27, the Ninth Circuit had also voted not to expedite the appeal. The U.S. District Court had denied injunctive relief earlier in July.