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CitizensHaveRights:
Detroit Spews weighs in on the lawsuits. "Serial litigant Robert Davis" - no bias here, nosiree.
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/10/23/open-carry-ban-gun-groups-lawsuit-sos-benson/5997584002/

Tuesday deadline on written briefs, what are the odds of a timely decision which isn't going to be appealed/stayed on the 2nd?

"The feedback I’ve been getting from our police agencies is that they’re uncomfortable trying to enforce something they clearly don’t have the authority to enforce," said Robert Stevenson, director of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. “Our hope is that this will get resolved and there’ll be some clear guidance.

Attorney General Dana Nessel said Michigan State Police troopers would intercede in locations where local police refused to enforce the ban.

When was Nessel appointed Comandante of State Police?
I thought Col Joe Gasper was the one to decide whether to deploy Troopers on a mission like this.

About video: is the ban on video in the building, or video at the voting booth?
Is there an exemption for preservation of evidence of unlawful acts?

Pond Scum:

--- Quote from: CitizensHaveRights on October 24, 2020, 10:29:33 AM ---
About video: is the ban on video in the building, or video at the voting booth?
Is there an exemption for preservation of evidence of unlawful acts?

--- End quote ---

I had read about it a week ago.  Here is a quick google:

You can take picture of your ballot.  Read the bottom about other restrictions:  https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127--496902--,00.html

Page 39:  https://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/XI_Election_Day_Issues_266009_7.pdf

PDinDetroit:
Lawsuit Link: https://mcrgo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Benson-Complaint.pdf

MI_XD:
Just saw that WE WON!!!!!

CARRY ON!   (at  the Polls!)

CitizensHaveRights:
Even the Detroit News called Benson a would-be monarch.
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2020/10/16/michigan-secretary-state-benson-cant-rewrite-gun-laws/3683668001/
https://www.dailypress.net/opinion/editorial/2020/10/michigan-secretary-of-state-benson-cant-write-state-gun-laws/

So the AG's office believes if we can open carry at the polls we'll kidnap Gretchen there?
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Judge-hears-challenge-to-Election-Day-ban-on-15679022.php

ED WHITE, Associated Press
Updated: Oct. 27, 2020 2:38 p.m.

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Tuesday blocked a sudden ban on the open display of guns near Michigan polling places on Election Day.

Judge Christopher Murray acted just a few hours after hearing a challenge from gun-rights groups. They said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, had exceeded her authority this month in banning people from openly carrying guns within 100 feet (30.48 meters) of polling places.

Critics argued that Benson failed to go through a formal rule-making process as required under state law. Murray agreed.

Compliance “is no mere procedural nicety,” the judge said. “Instead, our appellate courts have repeatedly emphasized the importance of the democratic principles embodied in the (law), which requires notice and an opportunity to be heard on the subject under consideration.”

Earlier in the day, Assistant Attorney General Heather Meingast said lawmakers have given secretaries of state discretion to set certain election rules. She said Benson acted after authorities recently busted up an alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

You expect the three queens to give up? Never:
Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, pledged to appeal Murray's decision with just days left until the election.

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