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Michigan Supreme Court rules on Inman recall petition

The Michigan Supreme Court says a recall campaign against state Representative Larry Inman can continue, despite a typographical error on the circulated petitions.

Republican Larry Inman was charged with soliciting a bribe, extortion and lying to police over exchanging campaign contributions for his vote.

A jury found the Traverse-City Area Republican not guilty of one charge but couldn't decide on the others, resulting in a mistrial.

A group trying to recall Inman collected nearly 14-thousand signatures, but the Board of State Canvassers rejected them because a word was left out of the circulated petitions. 

The Michigan Court of Appeals agreed.

But the Michigan Supreme Court ruled the slight change in the wording does not invalidate the petitions. 

Inman has resisted calls to resign and prosecutors are seeking a new trial against him.