Lawyers from the state Attorney General’s Office will be in front of the Michigan Supreme Court today. The twist? They’ll be arguing both sides of the same issue. Cheyna Roth explains.
The case involves whether or not it was OK for the state Legislature to adopt and amend two ballot initiatives in the same session. The state Legislature requested the court issue a so-called “advisory opinion.” The Michigan Supreme Court said it would hear arguments…and asked the Attorney General’s office to weigh in on both sides.
“It is absolutely wonderful to see. Because you can do battle in the courtroom and still be wonderful, enthusiastic, supportive, respectful, and trusting colleagues.”
Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud will argue against the move, and Deputy Solicitor General Eric Restuccia will argue in favor.
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