The Michigan Supreme Court ordered Monday that an attempt to recall a state lawmaker from office continue, reversing a lower court that said election officials correctly disqualified the petition over a missing word.
The Michigan Court of Appeals rejected the appeal of a group trying to remove an indicted lawmaker from office, agreeing Friday with state election officials who disqualified recall petitions that had a missing word.
State Representative Larry Inman’s lawyers have asked a court to toss federal bribery charges that could land him in prison for 20 years. Inman is trying to fend off claims that he asked unions for campaign donations in exchange for votes.
UPDATED Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: The leader of the Michigan House has asked a lawmaker to resign from office after he was charged with seeking campaign contributions in exchange for opposition to anti-union legislation.