For the reasons set forth above, this Court should hold that all the properties at issue in these consolidated cases are not within federal jurisdiction.

DATED: December 2, 2005.

Respectfully submitted,

PATRICK J. WRIGHT
Counsel of Record
MACKINAC CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY
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Counsel for Amicus Curiae