For the reasons stated above, amicus curiae requests that if leave to appeal is granted, this Court consider the question of whether K & K Const, Inc properly reflects the common understanding of art 10, § 2 and solicit amicus briefs on this issue.

Dated: October 23, 2006

Respectfully Submitted,

Patrick J. Wright (P54052)
Attorney for Amicus Curiae
Mackinac Center for Public Policy