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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:09 PM

Snyder asks Mich. Supreme Court to decide right-to-work's constitutionality

Source: Detroit News

January 28, 2013 at 4:40 pm
Snyder asks Mich. Supreme Court to decide right-to-work's constitutionality
By Chad Livengood
Detroit News Lansing Bureau

Lansing Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday asked the Michigan Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of the new public sector right-to-work law and whether it applies to Michigan's 35,000 unionized state workers.

In a letter to Chief Justice Robert Young Jr., Snyder asked the high court to decide whether Public 349 of 2012 interferes with the Michigan Civil Service Commission's ability to negotiate union contracts.

Snyder also asked Young to have the court consider whether the law violates the 14th Amendment equal protection clause of the United State constitution "because the legislation does not apply to all employees in public or private sector bargaining units."

The public right-to-work law exempts the Michigan State Police and unionized police and firefighters because they are governed by Public Act 312, which gives them special binding arbitration rights.


Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130128/POLITICS02/301280430#ixzz2JKkmBT2i



A smart lawyer never asks a question to which he doesn't know the answer.

Rick Snyder has a law degree from a top-10 law school.

Former Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway, a Democrat, resigned in disgrace last week.

So, ... who didn't see this one coming?

It's like asking a 7-year-old if he/she likes candy!


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Reply Snyder asks Mich. Supreme Court to decide right-to-work's constitutionality (Original post)
Bozita Jan 2013 OP
Purveyor Jan 2013 #1
Bozita Jan 2013 #2
Demeter Jan 2013 #5
DissidentVoice Jan 2013 #3
John2 Jan 2013 #7
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2013 #9
DissidentVoice Jan 2013 #10
DissidentVoice Jan 2013 #11
Demeter Jan 2013 #4
EC Jan 2013 #6
Purveyor Jan 2013 #8

Response to Bozita (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:24 PM

1. Michigan is hosed unless we can get the national election voters to turn out in the off years.

Sen. Levin is in serious trouble, imo, come 2014.

Going to take years to fix this state if at all possible.

"Beam me up, Scotty"!!!

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:19 AM

2. Check out this comment from a DetNews reader ...

Andrea Clark Top Commenter Michigan State University

Interesting read and listen from DeVosland (formerly Michigan).
http://www.scribd.com/doc/122624971/Sen-Colbeck-Tells-Koch-Funded-Group-RTW-Passed-Because-of-DeVos-Funding

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Follow the link. It's well worth your time!



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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:59 AM

3. Michigan gets more screwed all the time

The far right here demonized Jennifer Granholm. She wasn't perfect, but after John Engler dismantled social services, including closing most state hospitals...she was handed a shovel full of bullshit and when she couldn't magically make it smell good, the fickle electorate went chasing after the Republicans.

Michigan is odd politically. Sure, we're a "blue state." However, get outside of Detroit and other major industrial areas and you'll find as many Tea Party/right-wing/militia kooks as anywhere else. We just have more woods for them to hide in.

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Response to DissidentVoice (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:35 AM

7. If he tries the way

 

you elects your President, you should throw him out of office. You should throw all those cronies out. Why should the majority of the people in Michigan accept anything from a tyrannical Government? Just what are the minorities in rural districts going to do about it if urban areas don't accept this tyranny? They will do nothing but accept the will of the majority. Those people in rural districts go to work and sell their products in urban areas. Michigan cannot exist without the urban areas of the state. People in urban areas donot understand their real power. For any government to exist, it has to be accepted by the will of it's people they govern. This constant exists in every country. The Tea Party/right-wing/militia kooks are emperors with no cloths if those in Detroit and Industrial areas ban them from their areas. The majority of state revenues also comes from those urban areas. The word for it is rebellion. And the state of West Virginia use to be part of Virginia until plantation owners with slaves started to act like tyrants. Detroit can set their own rules and elect their own government. Just what will Synder do, send in the state militia?

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Response to John2 (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:10 PM

9. What will Snyder do?

He will stop the money.

His basic platform is: Hey Detroiters, bend over and accept your 3/5 personhood.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:01 PM

10. One tough nerd...

...is what he calls himself.

One almighty bullshitter is what he should call himself.

He said he wasn't interested in the core "wedge" issues that Republicans push for...but then he goes and pushes right-to-work through the (compliant) Legislature.

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Response to John2 (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:03 PM

11. And actually...

The Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan has often talked about separating from Michigan and forming a new state called "Superior."

I wouldn't blame them. Yoopers are quite distinct from us downstate "trolls."

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:40 AM

4. Wouldn't It Be Cosmic Justice and Classic Irony

if the Mich. Supremes upheld the Rule of Law?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:24 AM

6. You're right.

It must be a right wing court if he's asking. He'll get the answer he wants and Michigan is screwed more than it is..I hate this, my sister's family lives there.

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Response to EC (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:35 AM

8. Since one of our Democratic SC Justices had to resign, just last week, the Gov. gets to appoint

her replacement thus making it a 5-2 conservative court.

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