Michigan appeals court to decide whether Mike Duggan gets on Detroit mayoral ballot
3-judge panel will consider whether Duggan doesn't qualify over residency issue
The Michigan appeals court will take up the case of Mike Duggan, a candidate for Detroit mayor who was bounced from the primary ballot.
Duggan is asking the court to overturn a decision that keeps him off the August ballot. A Wayne County judge said he doesn't qualify because he wasn't registered long enough as a city voter.
A three-judge panel says it will take the case without hearing any argument. It's not clear if a decision will be made today.
Duggan, a former hospital executive, was considered one of the leading candidates to succeed Mayor Dave Bing, who is not seeking re-election.
Duggan has said he won't stop campaigning.
"Mayoral campaigns have to go through a lot of struggles. That's just the nature of it," he said. "Like many others before me, I'm just going to have to deal with another obstacle."
Rival candidate Tom Barrow wants the Michigan Supreme Court to immediately settle the matter, bypassing the appeals court.