(LOS ANGELES TIMES) — Alejandrina Cabrera, a candidate with limited English skills, will not be on the upcoming City Council ballot in San Luis, Ariz., the state’s Supreme Court decided Tuesday.

Cabrera, who was born in Yuma, Ariz., but raised in Mexico, had spent 10 years working as a political activist in San Luis, an agricultural border town of 25,000, and decided to run as a City Council candidate there.

But Mayor Juan Carlos Escamilla filed a lawsuit in December challenging Cabrera’s fluency in English.

In a case that involved the testimony of an Australian linguist from Brigham Young University, Yuma County Superior Court Judge John Nelson ruled that Cabrera’s grasp of English was not strong enough for her to hold public office.

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