Michigan Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Ballot Petition’s Font Size


In a 4-3 ruling, the Michigan Supreme Court rejected an argument by proponents of Gov. Rick Snyder’s (R) controversial emergency manager law that a repeal referendum should be blocked over the font size of the petitions used. Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility, a group led by three prominent Michigan business association figures, had argued that the font used by those seeking repeal had been too small. The majority rejected the claim, deciding that group’s font was within legal specifications and voters will have their say on the repeal this November.