New straight-ticket voting law in Michigan prompts lawsuit

Voting boothA group of African American labor activists is suing in U.S. District Court to stop a new law eliminating straight-ticket voting.

The Michigan A. Philip Randolph Institute is being represented by former Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer, an attorney with Southfield-based Goodman Acker P.C. The group is suing Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in her official capacity and hopes to stop enforcement before November elections, Brewer said.  Read More