August 16, 2012 Bookmark and Share

Statement from House Democratic Leader Richard E. Hammel on the COA's Immediate Effect Ruling

“Today we were disappointed to learn that the Court of Appeals decided against the House Democrats’ lawsuit to ensure that the state Constitution is followed. The Court clearly didn’t hear our argument that with the support of one-fifth, or at least 22 members, the Constitution gives us the right to receive a record roll call vote. This request has been repeatedly denied. The ruling today essentially states that Courts cannot force the legislature to follow the constitution.

By disregarding the Constitutional provisions on immediate effect, House Republicans have implemented extreme and harmful policy changes on Michigan’s families, students and seniors. The Democrats will continue to speak out against these unprincipled actions of House Republicans.”

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