Libertarian Party en Michigan restriction on presidential candidates OK <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A federal appeals court has no problem with a Michigan law that bars a presidential candidate from running in the general election after losing in the primary for another political party.</p><p>The lawsuit was filed by the Libertarian Party after the secretary of state kept Gary Johnson off the ballot last fall. He'd lost earlier in 2012 as a candidate in Michigan's Republican Party primary.</p><p>A three-judge panel at the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said Wednesday that Michigan's law is constitutional.</p><p>The ruling affirms an earlier decision by Detroit federal Judge Paul Borman. Wed, 01 May 2013 19:23:06 +0000 The Associated Press 12367 at Michigan restriction on presidential candidates OK