Rules for everyone but John Conyers

Rules for everyone but John Conyers

John Conyers did not do the simplest part of his job. And for his failure, a federal judge rewarded the incumbent Michigan congressman.

The judge allowed Conyers to remain on the primary ballot even though he didn’t legally gather the number of signatures needed to run for office.


Which is more egregious; that this veteran Democrat (whose district includes Detroit, a city desperately in need of stewardship) failed to get a minimum of 1,000 people to legally sign his petition, or that both he and a federal judge decided that the rules apply to everyone but him?


Conyers appealed a ruling by the Wayne County clerk that he didn’t submit enough valid nominating petitions to qualify for the ballot; state election officials agreed.

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But Conyers conveniently found a judge, Matthew Leitman, an Obama nominee who just took his seat on the federal bench a couple of months ago, who overruled the county and the state.

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