Tag Archives: 15th February 2012

Common Dreams Staff – Democracy “On The Chopping Block” Under Michigan’s Emergy Management – 16 February 2012

(Lucas: this article is an example of what is happening around the world and now  specific in the USA. Here is an example in a positive sense. The unelected officials that got power and can do what ever they are doing getting the judicial stick now.  Undemocratic behaviour and decisions and laws should be history. The article follows beneath the line.)


A small victory for transparency in Michigan today has again put focus on the state’s implementation of ’emergency management’ provisions as a County Circuit judge blocked ‘state financial review teams’ that had been meeting behind close doors in violation of the state’s ‘Open Meeting’ laws.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to deliver his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate in Lansing. (Carlos Osorio/AP) According to Michigan Live:

Judge William Collette last week issued a temporary injunction ordering the Detroit review team to comply with the Open Meetings Act. WDIV reports Collette ruled today that all work by the team is null and void. Continue reading