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Tue Apr 26, 2016, 08:34 AM

Snyder, Schuette: No Right For Local Voters to Choose Their Leaders

Voters donít have a constitutional right to choose their local government leaders. Thatís a central argument used by lawyers for state Attorney General Bill Schuette and Gov. Rick Snyder as they defend the stateís emergency manager law against a federal lawsuit.


The stateís response to the lawsuit was filed earlier this month. The lawsuit says the statute that allowed the state takeover of cities like Detroit and Flint violates the rights of local voters. And that it discriminates based on race and on wealth.


The state is asking the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to toss the lawsuit because the U.S. Constitution guarantees votersí rights to elect their state officials ó but, they argue, it doesnít offer the same promises when it comes to local governments.


Both sides are waiting to hear if the federal appeals court will call them in for oral arguments later this year.

http://wdet.org/posts/2016/04/25/82966-snyder-schuette-no-right-for-local-voters-to-choose-their-leaders/

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n2doc Apr 2016 OP
allan01 Apr 2016 #1
OwlinAZ Apr 2016 #2
Silver_Witch Apr 2016 #3
djean111 Apr 2016 #4

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 08:40 AM

1. that lawsuit is felgercarbe and dangerous

nibbleing nibbleing constantly away our basic rights .

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 08:41 AM

2. Do believe most Michiganders have had enough

 

of the radical Republicanism in (especially) rural Michigan.
Schuette and Snyder both need to be removed from office.

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Response to OwlinAZ (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 08:56 AM

3. I hope that is true!

 

Seems so odd the the people would vote in such horrible people. But alsa they do!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue Apr 26, 2016, 09:51 AM

4. Isn't that exactly how Debbie Wasserman-DINO operates the DNC?

 

Seriously. Really.

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