Vice President Bush yesterday won a state appeals court decision while a federal judge said he would delay his ruling on related issues in the nasty battle waged by forces of Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.) and Pat Robertson for Michigan's 77 Republican national convention delegates.

The court activity on party rules adds to the confusion in the intramural fight that reaches the semifinal round at today's county conventions. More legal action, walkouts, name-calling and rump conventions are likely to erupt in a process that brings one more bizarre political event each day.

For example, Perry Christy, 16th Congressional District GOP chairman, said he will require reporters to pay as much as $850 to cover his district's convention in Wyandotte tonight, where delegates to the Jan. 29-30 state convention will be selected. According to the Detroit News, Christy said the fee will depend on what reporters "want to do."

He said he would charge up to $150 for interviews. But he refused to tell the News where the money would go and why he wants to charge reporters an entrance fee: "I don't want to answer until you pay your fee."

Although there are no party rules to prevent Christy from charging a fee, the idea has caused a bit of an uproar in the state and in the campaign of Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.), whom Christy is supporting for the GOP presidential nomination.

Kemp spokesman John Buckley said yesterday that the campaign so far has failed to get Christy to abandon his plan. "We tried to get Dick Minard {executive director of Kemp's Michigan campaign} to get Christy to cooperate," Buckley said. "I think he will charge Minard to return his phone calls."