(WXYZ) - Opponents of Michigan's emergency manager law tried to go over the state's head Thursday night in a battle to overturn it.
Civil rights leaders and others involved in the "Stand Up for Democracy" campaign sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to intervene.
They want him to place the repeal of "Public Act 4" on the November ballot.
The group gathered more than 220,000 signatures, but the measure is bogged down in court because of a fight over the font size on the petitions.
The Michigan Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the controversy last week, but has yet to decide whether to take the case.
The deadline for getting it on the ballot is 25 days and counting.
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