The following can be attributed to Nancy Wang, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians, following today’s ruling from the Court of Claims that portions of Public Act 608 are unconstitutional:
We are pleased with today’s Court of Claims decision that strikes down as unconstitutional large portions of Public Act 608. The Court’s opinion affirms the fact that, as our state Constitution states, “All political power is inherent in the people,” and the people’s reserved right to petition our government by engaging in the initiative or referendum process cannot be limited, impaired, or hindered, as the Legislature sought to do through PA 608. We thank the League of Women Voters of Michigan and their partners for bringing this lawsuit to protect the rights of Michiganders to engage in direct democracy.
Court of Claims ruling