The ACLU claims that, by locking the public out of the Capitol while the proposed law was being discussed, the Republican-dominated Legislature approved the bill in violation Capitol in violation of the Open Meetings Act, the First Amendment, and the Michigan Constitution.
" The case, filed on behalf of a journalist, citizens, legislators, and unions, charges that government officials, in an unprecedented assault on democracy, deprived the public of their right to participate in the legislative process," the ACLU said in its announcement.
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