Court says challenge to Michigan emergency manager law should make ballot but ruling is frozen
Court says challenge to Mich. emergency manager law should make ballot but ruling is frozen
Court says challenge to Mich. emergency manager law should make ballot but ruling is frozen.
The court is calling for a special panel to be convened to decide whether petitions trying to put the emergency manager law on the ballot are valid.
The court says the case law being used to determine whether the petitions are valid was decided incorrectly, so they are calling a panel.
The issue is whether the petitions meet the minimum requirement for the type size.
Poll: Should the challenge be on the ballot?
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder released the following response in reaction to the court's decision:
“We are pleased that this panel followed the letter of the Michigan Election Law and stayed the effects of its ruling so that PA 4 remains in effect. We are hopeful that if a special panel is convened that it is done promptly and that a majority of its judges agree with the unanimous interpretation of this panel.
“It is important to understand that removing an emergency manager or stopping the emergency manager process under PA 4 does not eliminate the true financial emergency that exists in these seven communities and school districts. Providing them with the tools they need to get back on sound financial footing to provide effective services to their residents, parents, and students must remain a top priority.
“We are gratified that the Court of Appeals panel agrees that our interpretation of the law is correct and that the W. Bloomfield case was wrongly decided.”
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