Pursuant to MCR 7.317(C)(3), the Michigan Supreme Court directed the Clerk of the Court to issue judgment orders in four cases relating to ballot petitions to amend the Michigan Constitution:
In Protect Our Jobs v. Board of State Canvassers, the Michigan Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeals granting relief on the complaint for mandamus, which we discussed earlier here, with respect to a proposed amendment that would enshrine certain collective-bargaining rights in the Michigan Constitution.
On application for leave to appeal prior to decision by the Court of Appeals on complaints for mandamus, in Michigan Alliance for Prosperity v. Board of Commissioners and The People Should Decide v. Board of Commissioners, the Michigan Supreme Court granted relief on the complaints for mandamus and directed the Board of State Canvassers to proceed as necessary to place the proposed constitutional amendments on the November 2012 election ballot. The Michigan Alliance for Prosperity’s proposed amendment would require a 2/3 vote of the Legislature or a vote of the people before any tax increase can be approved. The People Should Decide’s proposed amendment would require a popular vote before any new international bridge could be constructed.
On application for leave to appeal prior to decision by the Court of Appeals on the complaint for mandamus in Citizens for More Michigan Jobs v. Secretary of State, the Michigan Supreme Court dismissed the complaint for mandamus, which relates to a proposed amendment that would allow for the construction of eight new casinos in Michigan, and denied relief in all other respects.
The Michigan Supreme Court Opinion regarding these Orders is discussed here.