Friday, March 22, is the new date for the latest hearing in the Strong v. Gant case. House Speaker Brian Gosch, R-Rapid City, is seeking attorney fees and other costs from Stephanie Strong of Rapid City. She brought a lawsuit against Secretary of State Jason Gant in an attempt to remove Gosch from the 2012 election ballot because he notarized the signature of a person carrying his nomination petition. Circuit Judge Kathleen Trandahl ruled against Strong in December. Gosch subsequently filed a motion for recovery against Strong. Meanwhile legislation that would prohibit candidates from notarizing their own petitions has passed in the state House of Representatives and is up next in the Senate.