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Congressman John Conyers got a favorable ruling from a U.S. District Court judge, who contradicted a decision by the Secretary of State's Office, which said the long-serving congressman didn't have enough signatures to qualify for the Aug. 5 primary.
Congressman John Conyers got a favorable ruling from a U.S. District Court judge, who contradicted a decision by the Secretary of State's Office, which said the long-serving congressman didn't have enough signatures to qualify for the Aug. 5 primary.
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Dale Behler May 26, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Voter fraud exists in Democrat strongholds like Detroit and Chicago, yet out-of-touch Democrats like Conyers ignore it, and see no need for voter picture ID to vote. Now that is ignorance. You need to show a driver's license to cash a check or get a library card in most places for heaven sakes.
Jay Charles May 26, 2014 at 04:52 PM
I personally feel that Conyers screwed up big time and should not appear on the primary ballot. However, Judge Leitman's is absolutely correct when he cites the U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati in a 2008 decision involving former presidential candidate Ralph Nader, saying the Michigan law is “in all material respects, indistinguishable from the statute” held invalid by that Court.
Dale Behler May 26, 2014 at 08:52 PM
There may be case law to support giving Conyers his shot at another term, but what bothers me is the Democrats can shop around for a judge who is sympathetic to their agenda, and get a favorable decision. They always seem to find a way to get a favorable result with a leftist appointed judge willing to legislate from the bench. This happened with the union's successful challenge of the legality of the Detroit bankruptcy at the lower level before it was reversed by a higher level federal judge.
Jay Charles May 27, 2014 at 01:07 PM
I'm not convinced that this is a case of "judge shopping" since the case law is so clearly established. However, I do concede that "judge shopping" is used by both Democrats and Republicans when it can serve their purposes.
Racer Boy May 28, 2014 at 01:46 AM
If the intellectually bankrupt citizenry of Detroit want to re-elect an incompetent, addle-minded, thieving fool to office, I say let them. They get what they deserve.

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