Independence Party of America

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For the early 20th century political party of similar name, see United States Independence Party and American Independent Party.
Independence Party of America
Chairman Frank MacKay
Founded September 23, 2007 (2007-09-23)
Dissolved 2013
Ideology Non-partisan democracy,

The Independence Party of America (IPA) was a political party in the United States, founded on September 23, 2007 by activists from the Independence Party of New York. Its former National Chairman was Frank MacKay.[1] Dean Barkley, a former United States Senator and Independence Party activist, agreed to play an advisory role with the new party.[2]

The Independence Party of Minnesota voted to affiliate with the new national party at its state convention on January 26, 2008, though it later disafilliated.[3] The Reform Party of Pennsylvania affiliated on October 22, 2007[4] and the Independent Green Party of Virginia affiliated on January 10, 2008.[5]

The party's website was defunct in April 2013.

2009 legal action[edit]

A long-standing feud in the party involved John Blare, of the Reform Party of California, and the Reform Party officers.

On December 4, 2009, a New York Federal judge heard MacKay v Crews on the question of who are the legal Reform Party officers. On December 16, 2009 the judge ruled in favor of David Collison's faction.

Collison said: "After over two years of litigation in Texas and New York, it is my profound pleasure to announce that US District Court Judge Joseph Bianco of the Eastern District of New York has ruled in our favor, and has further reinforced the 2008 ruling of Judge Carl Ginsberg of the 193rd District Court in Texas."