Oral arguments before the state Supreme Court have been set for the afternoon of Nov. 8 in MEA’s long-running 3 percent retirement case. The calendar of arguments was posted Tuesday afternoon.
MEA has waged a court battle for seven years seeking the return of money unilaterally taken by the state from school employees’ paychecks. Gov. Rick Snyder has chosen to appeal previous court rulings that ordered the return of $550 million taken from school employees from 2010-12.
Both the trial court and Court of Appeals agreed the law which unilaterally deducted money from school employees’ paychecks violated state and federal constitutional protections involving the taking of private property without compensation, due process, and impairment of contracts.
Limited public seating is available for proceedings in Michigan’s Supreme Court. Stay tuned for more from MEA on this important hearing.