Michigan Court of Appeals to hear Duggan Detroit mayoral ballot case Monday

Detroit mayoral challenger Tom Barrow asked state high court to step in

LANSING - The Michigan Court of Appeals on Monday will hear a case involving whether former Detroit Medical Center chief Mike Duggan can appear on the ballot in Detroit's mayoral election.

Michigan Supreme Court spokeswoman Marcia McBrien, correcting previous media reports, said Friday that the filing by Duggan rival Tom Barrow was received.

View: Court order to hear case on Monday

Duggan filed an appeal Wednesday with the Michigan Court of Appeals, a day after Wayne County Circuit Judge Lita Popke ruled he did not qualify for the August primary election.

Duggan was removed from the ballot after Barrow said Duggan wasn't registered long enough as a city voter when he filed petitions for the mayor's race.

Duggan was considered one of the leading candidates to succeed Mayor Dave Bing, who is not seeking re-election.

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