October 30 - November 5, 2006
Volume 4 Issue 44

The general election is Tuesday, November 7. For more information, visit the Secretary of State Michigan Voter Information Center.
Proposal 06-2: A proposal to amend the state constitution to ban affirmative action programs that give preferential treatment to groups or individuals based on their race, gender, color, ethnicity, or national origin for public employment, education, or contracting purposes.
SBM Position: Oppose in Principle

In the Capitol
Complete Committee Meeting List

New Public Acts

At the Bar
Equal Payment Plan for 2007-2008 Dues

Representative Assembly Makes Recommendations on Proposed Jury Reforms

Sections and Committees
The Appellate Practice Section submitted a public policy report stating its position on ADM File No. 2006-05 - Proposed Amendment of Rules 6.610, 6.625, and 7.103 of the Michigan Court Rules.

Federal News
Voting Machines Pass Key Tests
(Washington Times, 11/3/06)

States Not Penalized for Voting Failures
(Detroit News, 11/2/06)

State News Red, Blue State? It's Purple in Michigan
(Detroit News, 11/6/06)

Links of Interest
Public Policy Resource Center | Michigan Supreme Court | Michigan Legislature | MCL Search Engines