Court rejects gun ban near Michigan polling places

(Eric Fletcher/ WJRT)
Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 10:34 PM EDT
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DETROIT, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Democratic state official who wants to ban the open carry of guns outside polling places.

The court says voter intimidation already is illegal. The order came two days after a Court of Claims judge said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson had exceeded her authority in prohibiting the open carry of guns within 100 feet of a polling place.

Judge Christopher Murray said the policy didn’t go through a formal rule-making process required under Michigan law.

Attorney General Dana Nessel says she’ll ask the Supreme Court to take the case.

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