COA Rejects Special Panel on PA-4 Referendum

Court Of Appeals Rejects Special Panel on PA-4 Referendum!

From Ken R. Whittaker:

The Michigan Court of Appeals has declined to convene a special seven-member panel of judges to determine whether a proposed referendum to repeal the emergency manager law should go on the ballot.

The decision means that – for now – the referendum is on the ballot. However, it is possible that supporters of the law will appeal to the Supreme Court and ask that the Court of Appeals decision be stayed pending appeal.

The three-judge Court of Appeals panel that decided the case last week agreed to put it on the ballot, but only because a prior precedent forced it to do so. It had hoped for a special seven-member panel to reverse the precedent and deny the referendum a spot on the ballot because of an insufficient point size in the petition’s heading.

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