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REPEAL APPEAL: Font Size Challenge To Emergency Manager Law Comes To Court

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 05.17.2012 | Detroit

Backers of a petition to let voters approve or repeal Michigan's controversial emergency manager law are making their case before a state appeals cour...

State Canvassers Refuse To Certify Emergency Manager Repeal Over Font Size

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 04.26.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated. Michigan's Board of Canvassers deadlocked on a vote Thursday and failed to certify more than 200,000 signatures seekin...

Critical Crossroads for Michigan's Emergency Manager Law

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 03.16.2012 | Detroit
Rep. John Conyers

I have suggested to Gov. Snyder that our state would not be well served by the partisan path of litigation concerning the emergency manager law. Unfortunately, the results of our dialogue thus far have not been promising.

David Sands

Michiganders Demand Repeal Of Hated Law

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit

After nearly nine months of gathering signatures, members of the coalition Stand Up for Democracy traveled by bus to Michigan's capitol Wednesday to d...

Organizers Look For More Signatures On Emergency Manager Repeal Petition

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.18.2012 | Detroit

Organizers collecting signatures in favor of a voter referendum on Public Act 4, Michigan's emergency manager law, have revised a deadline to send pet...

David Sands

Opposition To Emergency Managers Builds, Repeal Petition Nearing Signature Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 01.13.2012 | Detroit

About 30 citizens ventured out Thursday evening in the drizzling rain to Detroit's Grand Circus Park to march in protest of Michigan's emergency manag...

David Sands

Jesse Jackson Attacks Law That Lets Manager Fire Elected Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 12.23.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined with U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) on Thursday to urge opposition to Michigan's emergency manager law. Jac...

David Sands

State High Court Considers Need For Speed In Emergency Manager Case

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 12.14.2011 | Detroit

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear briefs Wednesday for a case challenging the constitutionality of Public Act 4, the state's emergency manager law....

Simone Landon

Emergency Manager Repeal Effort 95 Percent Complete

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 12.02.2011 | Detroit

With the threat of a state takeover looming over Detroit, a coalition of groups is ramping up its efforts to suspend Michigan's eight-month-old emerge...