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Court Rules Michigan Wolf Hunt Law Unconstitutional

posted Jan 6, 2017, 1:46 PM by chloe owens

11/24/16, by Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press

Court rules Michigan wolf hunt law unconstitutional

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel of the court said the law providing for a Michigan wolf hunt violates the "title-object clause" of Michigan's constitution, which says "no law shall embrace more than one object," and that object "shall be expressed in its title."

The court said a provision of the law allowing for free hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses for qualified members of the military is unconnected to the law's object of providing for scientific management of game, fish and wildlife habitat. The entire law must be struck down, because it isn't clear the law would have been approved if that provision had not been included, the court said.

http://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2016/11/23/michigan-wolf-hunt-unconstitutional/94332292/

 

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