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Michigan has made it to WikiFOIA: State Sunshine and Open Records

November 18, 2009
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Hey WordPress Readers, Michigan has made it to another blog–now there are 2 (Mine and this other one):

Anyone know about Michigan poll taxes?

November 17, 2009 ·

We got a request today from someone “researching the history (specifically as it relates to Michigan) of poll taxes, vouchers and other means of limiting access, to either a poll, the court etc.”

In Michigan, to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, the litigant must have something called “an affidavit of merit”, and that costs money.

The researcher wants to pursue the line of argument that requiring these affidavits of merit serves as a barrier to the court, and that in turn violates an individual’s constitutional right to redress.

Actually this is listed under  How proud am I?  Well, actually, this whole bit about limiting access based on money doesn’t make me proud.  So, I guess the question becomes:  “How proud am I that another blog is covering Michigan even if there are big constitutional issues with the courts?”  Guess I am proud to see Michigan and users computing in the cloud.  But, anyone with more information might want to check out the other blog to add a comment.  Woohoo, we Michiganders sure know how to have fun, don’t we?

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