Judge Rejects Term Limit Challenge
Sun, 21 Nov 2021 06:01:05 EST

A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a Michigan law that restricts how long people can serve in the Legislature.

Voters in 1992 endorsed term limits allowing House members to serve six years, while senators can serve eight years. Former lawmakers argued the law illegally blocks their access to the ballot. But the appeals court says the law controls eligibility, not access.

The court says residents who want to change the law will have to do it at the ballot box and not in a courtroom.


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