Ex-Macomb County clerk's federal lawsuit dismissed
Federal District Judge George Steeh dismissed a lawsuit filed by former Macomb County Clerk Karen Spranger Thursday.
Steeh ruled there was no relief under federal law for the complaints alleged in Spranger's lawsuit.
Spranger alleged there was a Democrat-led conspiracy to force her from office, because she is a Republican.
The lawsuit also claimed it was a violation of her constitutional rights when the county revoked her authority to run the office as she saw fit.
The lawsuit was filed before Macomb County successfully sued in a separate circuit court lawsuit to remove her from office, for lying about living in Macomb County when she filed to run.
Spranger is appealing that decision.