Former Attorney General urges Snyder to veto “power grab” bill


Former Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelley is urging Gov. Rick Snyder to veto a bill that would automatically let the Legislature intervene in court cases.
Kelley, a Democrat and the longest-serving state attorney general in U.S. history, issued a statement Friday, hours after the Republican-backed legislation won approval in a marathon day of voting.
Kelley says it would be an “appalling abuse of power” if the Republican governor signed the bill. He says Snyder “would go down in history as being against constitutional government.”
Snyder has not said if he will sign the legislation. Republican lawmakers say the move is necessary in case Democratic Attorney General-elect Dana Nessel chooses not to defend certain laws.

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