Some news coverage and commentary on the state Court of Appeals' ruling that will keep a radical, partisan scheme to reorganize Michigan's government off the ballot. The court ruled that the proposed constitutional amendment amounts to a "general revision" of the state's Constitution, which requires a constitutional convention. We can expect Reform Michigan Government Now to appeal, with minimal prospects of success; the labor-backed group was trying to reorganize state government so its allies in the Democratic Party could control the next round of redistricting.
- Detroit News editorial, "Appellate judges correctly derail 'reform' plan"
- Detroit Free Press editorial, "Reform state government the right way"
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel column, "The Michigan coup is postponed"
- Detroit News story, "Stem cell, medical marijuana proposals head for November ballot"
- Dan Pero, AmericanCourthouse.com, "Michigan Court Of Appeals Unloads On Bogus Ballot Petition"
- Mackinac Center for Public Policy, "Eight Ballot Measures We Would Like to See"