Posted: October 30, 2008
6th Circuit Rejects MI Purges
The federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Michigan election officials stay of a lower court injunction that required officials to undo purges they had performed on the voter registration database. Among other things, the opinion holds that any voter listed in the VRDB as "active" is considered a "registrant" for purposes of the federal NVRA, and therefore comes under the protections of that statute. See Major Pending Cases case page, Lawsuit Tracker page.