On June 1, 2016, the Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan filed a lawsuit against the state on the unconstitutionality of time limitations on signature-gathering.

Download the complaint here.

Read our press release here.

The attached exhibits of our complaint can be downloaded separately:

Exhibit 1Exhibit 2Exhibit 3Exhibit 4Exhibit 5Exhibit 6Exhibit 7Exhibit 8Exhibit 9Exhibit 10, Attachment 1, Attachment 2Exhibit 11Exhibit 12Exhibit 13Exhibit 14Exhibit 15, Exhibit 16

 

On June 22, the State filed a motion and brief for summary disposition. You can read them, below:

Motion for Summary Disposition and Brief in Support of Defendants' June 22, 2016 Motion for Summary Disposition

We filed our response to their motion on July 8. You can read it here:

Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion for Summary Disposition

Affidavit of LuAnne Kozma

 

On August 8, 2016, Judge Stephen Borrello, Court of Claims, held that the case was not yet "ripe."

August 8, 2016 Decision by Judge Stephen Borrello

 

On September 23, 2016, Committee to Ban Fracking filed its first brief in the Court of Appeals fighting the ripeness decision.

Appellants' Opening Brief on Appeal

 

On November 12, 2016 we filed a reply brief.

Appellants' Reply Brief


The Court of Appeals held oral argument on March 7, 2017. On March 14, it issued an opinion upholding the lower court that our case is not yet "ripe":

Court of Appeals Opinion 

On April 4, 2017 we filed a motion for reconsideration:

Motion for Reconsideration

 

 

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