Mayor of the City of Lansing v Michigan Public Service Commission
470 Mich 154 (2004)
Issue: Right-of-way control – statutory interpretation
|Why did the LDF get involved?
The control of their rights of way has long been of great concern to municipalities. Wolverine’s position that no consent was required clearly was counter to the statute then in effect. The LDF also wanted the Michigan Supreme Court to recognize that the basis of MCL 247.183 was the so-called consent clause found in the Michigan Constitution, i.e., art 7, sec 29.
What action did the LDF take?
What was the outcome?
Who prepared the amicus brief?