The Michigan Court of Appeals for a second time dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation on behalf of three small-business owners who object to being forced into a union, according to the Livingston Daily Press & Argus.

"For the second time, the Court of Appeals failed to discuss how private business owners can be made to pay dues to a government employees union," Patrick J. Wright, MCLF director, said according to the Livingston Daily. "In fact, the Court of Appeals entered just four sentences of legal assertions, and those managed to avoid the key legal questions. This is surprising, given that the Michigan Supreme Court unanimously ordered the Court of Appeals to explain its first dismissal of the lawsuit."

Wright said he will file a motion for the Court of Appeals to reconsider.

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An Oakland Press blogger writing about the issue said "If there was ever an argument for getting politics out of the courts, this is it."

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