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View Diary: Snyder admin in complete freakout mode over legal challenge to Michigan's Emergency Mgr law (96 comments)

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  •  Remember standing and jurisdiction and all of (2+ / 0-)
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    elwior, neroden

    those issues. They are never waived, because they determine whether the case can go forward in a court, in round 1. It sounds like Snyder is trying to avoid all of that.

    Tell me, is the State Supreme's acceptance of a gubernatorial request one which in MI must be accepted or can they say 'no'.

     The presence of the referendum does make me wonder if Snyder is trying to shop for a friendly forum  so that he can get a decision before the referendum happens (assuming all the usual stuff about signatories and the like). And could they get a trial and a ruling off in Supreme before the referendum since the highest court in a state usually does not do trials? Perhaps he is avoiding the possible injunction pendente lite by doing this.

    •  They can say "no". (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, COBALT1928

      However, they said "yes" to his request earlier this summer to rule on legal challenges to his taxing of pensions. That process starts in September.

      "Back off, man. I'm a scientist."
      -- Dr. Peter Venkman


      Yeah, yeah, I tweet

      by Eclectablog on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 12:30:50 PM PDT

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