The Michigan Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Michigan Court of Appeals must explain why it rejected a lawsuit regarding the forced unionization of small-business owners, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed the lawsuit a year ago, on Sept. 16, 2009.

The Grand Rapids Press editorialized against the scheme, saying it "violates the basic constitutional rights of freedom of association," while the Livingston Daily Press & Argus also editorialized on the issue, calling it "an under-the-radar method of padding the union pockets."

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WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C., WLUC-TV6 in Negaunee, WILX-TV10 in Lansing, WLNS-TV6 in Lansing, WHMI-93.5FM in Howell, WEYI-TV25 in Saginaw, the Petoskey News-Review, the Midland Daily News and The Flint Journal also covered the story.

Patrick J. Wright, director of the MCLF, was a guest on "The Frank Beckmann Show" on WJR AM760 today to discuss the Supreme Court's decision.



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