On May 23, the Michigan Secretary of State formally ruled that Congressman John Conyers does not have enough valid signtures on his primary petition. This clears the way for a U.S. District Court to rule on whether the law that requires petitioners to be registered is constitutional. Michigan had argued in court that the court should abstain, on the grounds that no formal decision on the Conyers petition had been made. But that argument is no longer meaningful. The court decision is expected on Friday, May 23. See this story.