Appeal in Mike Duggan Detroit ballot controversy moving forward

DETROIT (AP) - The Michigan Court of Appeals plans to take up a case on Monday to determine whether Mike Duggan will get a spot on the Detroit mayoral primary ballot. 

Sources tell 7 Action News their decision could come as early as Monday or Tuesday.

In the meantime, the Michigan Supreme Court is being asked to immediately step in and make a decision.

Duggan is appealing a decision that bars him from the ballot. But rival Tom Barrow is asking the Supreme Court to save time and take the case away from the appeals court.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Marcia McBrien says the court hasn't taken any action yet, and no arguments are scheduled for Friday.

Duggan was removed from the August ballot after Barrow said Duggan wasn't registered long enough as a city voter when he filed petitions for the mayor's race.

Duggan was considered one of the leading candidates to succeed Mayor Dave Bing, who is not seeking re-election.

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