Sanders v. Michigan Supreme Court et al
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S PETITION FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST THE CITY OF DETROIT, ITS DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS AND CITY CLERK, JANICE WINFREY 47 Petition,, filed by Brenda K. Sanders [E-Filer], 48 Petition, filed by Brenda K. Sanders [E-Filer] Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 16-12959
HON. AVERN COHN
MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT, MICHIGAN
JUDICIAL TENURE COMMISSION, EQUAL
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION,
U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, DR. NORMAN L. MILLER,
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MICHIGAN
ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE COMMISSION,
MICHIGAN ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE BOARD,
CITY OF DETROIT, a municipal Corporation,
LAIDLER & ZIELINSKI, PLLC, CYRIL HALL,
COLLINS, EINHORN, FARRELL, PC.,
and the 36TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT,
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S “PETITION FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A
PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST THE CITY OF DETROIT, ITS DEPARTMENT
OF ELECTIONS AND CITY CLERK, JANICE WINFREY” (Doc. 47)
On August 15, 2016, plaintiff proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed a
complaint against the above named defendants. As best as can be gleaned, plaintiff
claims violations of state and federal law relating to proceedings before the Michigan
Supreme Court and Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission which resulted in her
removal from the bench upon a finding that she is “mentally unfit.” She also claims
violations of federal law during her employment as a state district court judge, including
Title VII (race, religion, and gender discrimination) and the Americans with Disabilities
Act. The defendants are in the process of being served.
Before the Court is plaintiff’s “Petition for the Issuance of a Preliminary Injunction
Against the City of Detroit, its Department of Elections and City Clerk, Janice Winfrey
(Doc. 47)1 As best as can be gleaned, plaintiff is seeking “equitable relief” in asking the
Court to issue a preliminary injunction enjoining the City of Detroit and its Clerk from
disqualifying her as a candidate on the on the August 8, 2017 ballot for Mayor of the
City of Detroit for failure to meet the residency requirement. As the Court explained in
denying plaintiff’s motion for a temporary restraining order asking for the same relief,
“[p]utting aside that plaintiff cites no authority for the relief she seeks and the fact that
state law provides a review process for nominating petitions, clearly, the subject matter
[of the preliminary injunction] has nothing to do with the case pending before the
Accordingly, the petition is DENIED.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: June 1, 2017
Plaintiff previously filed a “Petition for a Temporary Restraining Order.” (Docs.
39, 42). The Court denied the petition. See Doc. 43.
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