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E-M:/ Traverse City Record Eagle Endorses Hathaway for Michigan Supreme Court


"Of all the races and ballot issues Michigan voters will decide Tuesday, arguably the most important is one many of us pay too little attention to -- the Michigan Supreme Court.

The most notorious Taylor-led decision was a ruling that the Legislature's very specific declaration in Michigan's seminal 1970 Environmental Protection Act that any person could sue to prevent environmental damage anywhere in the state did not actually mean any person.

Taylor's four-justice majority instead made its own law, stating that only those who could show specific harm by the action in question had a right to sue. Thirty-eight years of precedent out the window, along with the presumption that the law means what lawmakers intended to say.

That's only part of the Taylor story...."

Cyndi Roper, Michigan Director
Clean Water Action
1200 Michigan Ave., Suite A
East Lansing, MI  48823
Office:  517.203.0754
Cell:  517.490.1394