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April 22, 2013Comments are closed.

Today, the Sugar Law Center filed a Claim of Appeal in Losey vs. SDH Education Michigan, LLC and STATE OF MICHIGAN, Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs, Unemployment Insurance Agency  at the Lenawee County Circuit Court. This action challenges the application of Public Act 216 of 2011, which some state officials have interpreted to deny unemployment […]

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April 13, 2013Comments are closed.

The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to the State of Michigan for the construction and operation of a bridge linking Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario.  Over the past two years, the Sugar Law Center has been working with the Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition in support of the Delray community’s efforts to achieve meaningful […]

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March 27, 2013Comments are closed.

Sugar Law Center Mounts Court Challenge to Restore Democracy Lawsuit Aims to Restore Rule of Law, Rights of Voters’ and their Elected Officials DETROIT – Today the Sugar Law Center filed suit in federal court, U.S. District Court, Eastern District Michigan, directly challenging the actions of Governor Snyder and the arbitrary imposition of unelected officials to run the […]

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February 13, 2013Comments are closed.

For the fourth consecutive year, a state WARN Act has been introduced before the Rhode Island legislature.  House bill 5508 was introduced by Representatives Slater, Silva, Williams, and Diaz and Senate bill 0230 was introduced by Senators Crowley, Pichardo, Goldin, Sosnowski, and Conley.  The bills would establish the Rhode Island Worker Protection and Job Loss Notification Act and expand […]

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January 2, 2013Comments are closed.

After repeal of Public Act 4 by voters in November, the lame duck legislature passed a new law – Public Act 436, which retains the emergency manager model as found in PA4.  Notable objectionable features of the new law include: The emergency manager acts in the place of the governing body and local government unit […]

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December 30, 2012Comments are closed.

Over the past two years, the Sugar Law Center has been actively engaged in opposing Michigan’s emergency manager legislation.  We believe that this legislation represents a dangerous model and its defeat is one of the most important civil rights struggles of recent years.  States across the nation are watching events in Michigan and considering whether […]

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December 13, 2012Comments are closed.

On December 11, the Detroit City Council approved zoning variances for the Henry Ford Health System’s Cardinal Health System Warehouse Project. The West Grand Boulevard Collaborative has asked for a Community Benefits Agreement with this project and City Council members have voiced strong support.  Through Sugar Law’s work with the D4 coalition (Doing Development Differently […]

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December 13, 2012Comments are closed.

The Sugar Law Center strongly supports the International Commission for Labor Rights findings that the Michigan legislature’s attempt to impose “right to work” laws on the citizens of Michigan violates workers’ fundamental human rights.  The full statement can be read here.

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February 29, 2012No Comments

Help Us Fight the Emergency Manager Law

Sugar Law Center leads a coalition of top lawyers representing 28 citizens challenging the constitutionality of Michigan’s controversial emergency manager law in Brown, et al. v Snyder, et al.  The state is fighting us on every possible front about not only the substance of the law, but even the right of citizens to see the […]

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February 28, 2012No Comments

State Must Not Short-Circuit Court, Citizens on Emergency Manager Law

Citizens’ attorneys submit arguments to Michigan Supreme Court as drive to repeal power grab grows. The Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice reported on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, that the Legislature must not attempt to further degrade democracy for Michigan citizens, including the 28 plaintiffs it represents who are challenging Michigan’s controversial emergency […]

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