Constitutionality Questions: Federal judge clears way for lawsuit on EM law’s legality

Constitutionality Questions: Federal judge clears way for lawsuit on EM law’s legality

A federal judge’s ruling this week will allow a lawsuit to proceed and challenge the constitutionality of Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law. Filed nearly 11 months ago, the suit may now advance in U.S. District Court in Detroit while a new appeal from the state is pending. The suit names Gov. Rick Snyder and former state Treasurer Andy Dillon. Twenty-two plaintiffs filed the suit,  claiming the Emergency Manager Law violates rights of collective bargaining, due process, voting and representative government under the U.S. Constitution.

They are represented locally by the Sugar Law Center, the Constitutional Litigation Associates and several local attorneys. The Center for Constitutional Rights in New York also is part of the legal team. 

Here is the order from U.S. District Court Judge George Caram Steeh: 2.6.14 Order Granting EM Case Reopening

We also have the Sugar Law Center’s News Release on U.S. District Court Ruling on Constitutionality of Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law

the EM Constitutional Challenge Complaint

and The Detroit News story about the ruling.