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Politics & Government
Wed April 10, 2013
Challenge to emergency manager law dismissed by appeals court
Union activist and Highland Park school board member Robert Davis has been actively fighting emergency manager appointments in the state.
He's had some success arguing that the state's financial review teams must meet in public, but he's lost a recent round.
More from MPRN's Rick Pluta:
The Michigan Court of Appeals has dismissed a legal challenge to the state takeover of the Highland Park school district. Union activist and school board member Robert Davis claimed the takeover violated the Headlee Amendment to the State Constitution. The Court of Appeals said another court panel had already ruled against Davis on the same set of facts.
Davis was indicted last spring for theft. Federal authorities say Davis sent fake bills to the Highland Park school district and pocketed more than $125,000. Davis says he's been fighting these accusations for years and says the indictment was based on information supplied by his "political enemies."