The on-again, off-again recall election targeting state Rep. Paul Scott, R-Grand Blanc, is on again for Nov. 8 following a ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court to dissolve a lower court injunction to block it that was issued only last week.
The ruling is the latest twist in a political battle fought largely in the courtroom in recent weeks as Scott’s attorneys challenged the validity of recall petition signatures that had been collected at a time when an earlier legal challenge to petition signatures was pending.
The Supreme Court, in what appeared to be a unanimous decision, said the injunction blocking the election should not have been issued because “it is not clear (Scott) is likely to prevail on the merits” of the underlying case.
Scott will be the first, and so far only, lawmaker out of dozens targeted by recall campaigns this year to face voters. He was targeted by the Michigan Education Association for, among other things, voting to adopt a state budget which contained cuts in public school funding.