“We can guess…”

Attorney for Union Boss Ballot Proposal Admits His Own Proposal is Wildly Confusing, Would Force Limitless Number of Unidentified Laws into the Courts


Lansing, MI, August 9, 2012—An attorney representing the deceptive ballot proposal aimed at hijacking the Michigan Constitution and undoing scores of economic reforms admitted at a news conference yesterday that his proposal is wildly confusing and would tie up Michigan courts with reviews of an unknown and potentially limitless number of unidentified Michigan laws, should the proposal appear on the ballot and pass in November.

According to Gongwer News Service: Those are questions that will have to be decided by courts ultimately,” Andrew Nickelhoff, the proposal’s attorney, told reporters when asked which and how many Michigan laws his proposal would overturn. “We can guess at how Protect Our Jobs might affect existing legislation and we could spend all day doing that, but in the end, it’s just going to have to be decided (in the courts) on a case-by-case basis.”


Rich Studley, President and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce which represents 6,800 Michigan businesses responded: “The shocking admission from the ballot proposal’s own attorney that his proposal is unclear and confusing proves the proposal is unconstitutional.

“Michigan voters should not have to “guess” which laws and which parts of the Constitution they are being asked to overturn.  Any hijacking attempt that forces voters to guess what it will do and promises to clog the courts with challenges to hundreds of unidentified laws has no place in Michigan’s Constitution.”

Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Constitution is a growing and diverse group of taxpayers, job providers, individuals, local chambers of commerce and other organizations.  CPMC is committed to educating Michigan families about unprecedented attempts to radically overhaul the state’s constitution through new, misleading ballot initiatives.

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