Comments on: Dascola Election Lawsuit: No Oral Arguments it's like being there Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Mark Koroi Mark Koroi Fri, 16 May 2014 20:31:59 +0000 I have seen no compelling interest the City Attorney has articulated in placing durational requirements on residency and voter registration for citizens of Ann Arbor who seek a City Council seat.

My viewpoint is that such requirements are another form of barrier that hinder certain types of people, such as students, from seeking elected office locally.

I believe that the opposition to Mr. Dascola’s candidacy is motivated by political expediency and not expressly taken at the direction of a majority of City Council members as it should have been.

A written opinion will likely issue by Judge Zatkoff within the next few weeks. It is my hope Mr. Dascola prevails and is awarded costs and attorney fees under 42 USC 1988.