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Term Limits Stand After U.S. Supreme Court Says No To Challenge

10/06/22 04:46 PM By Team MIRS

(Source: MIRS.news, Published 10/04/2022) A U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding the constitutional amendment that created Michigan's term limits stands after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a challenge Monday.


Former legislators, including Roger Kahn, Scott Dianda and Joseph Haveman, filed the suit in December 2019, claiming several violations of the First and Fourteenth amendments of the U.S. Constitution, including that the state created a system that wrongfully excluded qualified candidates like the lawmakers who sued from appearing on the state legislative ballot.


The appellate court held in November 2021 it should not intervene in voters' decision to impose term limits in 1992.


Voters will decide Nov. 8 whether to allow lawmakers to serve 12 years overall in Lansing.


The justices also declined to review the appeals court's ruling that Detroit couldn't be held liable for a police officer's alleged failure to accommodate a protester's disability during an arrest in 2014.