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Emergency manager law opponents gear up for Michigan Supreme Court hearing

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) -

(07/18/12) - It is one week until the Michigan Supreme Court meets to discuss the state's emergency manager law, and opponents of the law are rounding up support.

Local union, church and activist group leaders gathered in Flint and Benton Harbor, Wednesday, showing their displeasure with Public Act 4.  Similar events are planned in Muskegon Heights and Grand Rapids on Friday, before the group heads to Lansing next week.

Earlier this year, opponents of the law gathered enough signatures to put a voter referendum on the November ballot, but that move has been delayed over an issue with the petition's font size. State law says the font has to be size 14.

"We believe this is partisan politics at its best," says Rainbow PUSH Michigan's David Bullock. "We collected the signatures. We turned them in. We played by the rules. The court of appeals ruled the 14-point font technical difficulty could not keep the petition drive off the November ballot, yet it is still not on the ballot."

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