Attorney General says new law covering petition drives is unconstitutional

Credit: FOX 47 News Michigan
Published on May 23, 2019 - Duration: 00:32s

Attorney General says new law covering petition drives is unconstitutional

Michigan's attorney general says a lame-duck law making it harder to put proposals on the statewide ballot is unconstitutional.

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Attorney General says new law covering petition drives is unconstitutional

A NEW STATE LAW MAKING IT HARDERTO GET PROPOSALS ON THEBALLOT... ISUNCONSTITUTIONAL ACCORDING TOATTORNEY GENERAL DANA NESSEL.REPUBLICANS PASSED IT DURING THELAME- DUCK SESSION LAST YEAR.NESSEL SAYS... THE RULE THAT NOMORE THAN 15-PERCENT OF PETITIONSIGNATURESCAN COME FROM ANY ONECONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT VIOLATESTHE STATE CONSTITUTION.SHE ALSO FOUND OTHER PROBLEMSWITH THE LAW.YOU CAN READ HER EXPLANATION ONFOX 47 NEWS DOT COM.NESSEL'S LEGAL OPINION CARRIESTHE WEIGHT OF LAW... UNLESS THESUPREMECOURT OVERRULES HER.REPUBLICANS ARE EXPECTED TOAPPEAL

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