School Board Member in Michigan Files Federal Lawsuit to Overturn Law Requiring Candidate Petitioners to be Registered Voters

On May 6, Robert Davis, an elected member of the Highland Park, Michigan, School Board, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court. His complaint says that because he is planning to run for re-election in November 2014, and because he must submit a petition to get on the ballot, he is being injured by the Michigan law that won’t let unregistered voters circulate candidate petitions. The case is Davis v Johnson, eastern district, 2:14cv-11818.

The Complaint does not mention Congressman John Conyers, but the press and other observers assume that Davis filed the lawsuit to assist Conyers. If Davis wins his case, that would invalidate the law that threatens to keep Conyers off the Democratic primary ballot. Thanks to Thomas Jones for this information. See this story.

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