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Lawsuit Filed to Strike Down RTW Due to Capitol Lock Out

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and a coalition of labor unions filed a lawsuit to strike down the recently passed right-to-work law due to the lock out at the capitol. The Michigan Education Association claims it's a violation of the Open Meetings Act.

This roots after the December protests in Lansing when the bills were passed during a lame duck session. The capitol was closed off to the public after it reached capacity.

"Rushing controversial bills through a lame duck session is a bad way to make public policy under the best of circumstances; doing so on such important issues while the public is shut out of the debate every step of the way is illegal and shameful," said Kary L. Moss, ACLU of Michigan executive director, in a statement released Thursday.

Michigan Freedom Fund President Greg McNeilly responded to the lawsuit, saying in a release, "The lawsuit filed today by union bosses and politicians bought and paid for with their special interest dollars is a blatant and disgusting attempt to line their own pockets by oppressing working class Michigan families."

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