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  •  In Federal contracts, I believe the unsuccessful (2+ / 0-)
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    bidder(s) have to initiate the appeal/complaint.  I don't know if anyone else has standing to do so.

    (I of course realize the implication for all citizens of MI, but they may not necessarily be able to legally file anything if they weren'y part of the bidding process. I dunno.)

    Ayn sucks. Please know I am not rude. I cannot rec anything from this browser. When I rec or post diaries I am a guest at some exotic locale's computer.

    by Floyd Blue on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 11:48:17 AM PDT

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    •  I raised the question in hopes someone would (3+ / 0-)

      make inquiries locally. It is possible to sue governmental bodies or agents for failing follow the law. We tend to think that public officials have to be found guilty of enriching themselves and tend to give ambition and the enhancement of power a pass. But, the agents of government are in a position of stewardship. They are supposed to serve the best interests of the citizenry. Serving special interests, regardless of whether they benefit personally, is not consistent. But, again, if nobody objects, there is no complaint for anyone to respond to and law enforcement is not supposed to initiate actions.

      •  We are sort of in a situation in MI (4+ / 0-)

        where Republicans have total control of all branches.  They got the Governor's seat, both houses of congress AND the MI Supreme court and some other lower judges.  Guess no one knows until they try, but getting the MI Supreme Court to take down a corporation or other Republican officials would probably be a long shot.  Oh, and did I also mention the AG is republican?  Yep.  Not hard to go for total corruption with that line up.

        But it would be interesting to see who can bring a charge and the route that would take.

        1. What does it mean? 2. And then what?

        by alwaysquestion on Wed Oct 30, 2013 at 01:17:55 PM PDT

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