Wednesday, November 21, 2007

MI Supreme Court: Primary can go forward

This is breaking right now on WOOD -

The Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to let the state's Jan. 15 presidential primary go forward, keeping alive Michigan's bid to be one of the early presidential contests.

What does this mean? A bunch of unhappy clerks.

From the Freep-

Overturning a pair of lower court rulings, a majority of the state Supreme Court Wednesday morning found the law setting the primary date and granting exclusive access to voter lists from it to the Democratic and Republican parties was not unconstitutional.

4-3 decision. Voter lists might not be unconstitutional, but it always struck me as a bad idea. Make them availble to everyone and there won't be a problem.

Will the legislature put those names back on the ballot? Stay tuned...