Davis v. Detroit Public Schools Community District

In 2012, Detroit residents approve ballot measure increasing property taxes; the revenue is to go to schools. But wait! In 2016, officials reroute $56.5 mil of it to subsidize Detroit Pistons basketball team. Does Michigan law require the school district to put a new referendum on the ballot to give voters a chance to approve the change? Plaintiffs (one of whom is a prolific, vexing litigant who doesn’t even live in Detroit) don’t have standing to bring such a claim, says the Sixth Circuit.

Tags: 2018, Sixth Circuit, Spending, Standing, Tax

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