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Supreme Court: Emergency Manager Repeal Must Go On November Ballot

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A petition to put PA 4, the Emergency Manager law, on the November ballot, rested on a question of font size (Shutterstock).
A petition to put PA 4, the Emergency Manager law, on the November ballot, rested on a question of font size (Shutterstock).

During nearly two hours of argument in front of a packed courtroom on July 25, the justices engaged in detailed debate about font styles, font sizes and printing point sizes.

They noted the point size of type was once measured based on the size of the blocks in which printers inserted moveable type, but today writers choose a 14-point font size, along with a font style, by making a few clicks with a computer mouse.

One of the key questions, said Chief Justice Robert Young Jr., is whether a 14-point type generated by computer software is faithful to what used to be generated by printers.

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