Mich. Bargaining Amendment Wins A Spot On Nov. Ballot

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 7:39 PM EDT) -- A divided Michigan appeals court panel ruled Monday that officials must put on the November 2012 general election ballot a proposal to add language to the state's constitution protecting collective bargaining rights, marking a win for the union-backed initiative.

The appeals court voted 2-1 in favor of plaintiff and ballot question committee Protect Our Jobs' bid for a writ of mandamus directing the Board of State Canvassers and director of elections to add the constitutional amendment proposal to November's ballot.

“The complaint for mandamus is granted,...
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