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Constitutional Law - Suburban City

When a city imposed a property tax levy to pay the cost of a consent judgment against the city, taxpayers sued, contending that the tax levy violated an amendment to the Michigan Constitution requiring voter approval of any tax increase.  Both the Michigan Tax Tribunal and the Court of Appeals agreed with the taxpayers.  We appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court, which agreed with us that the amendment did not apply because the statute authorizing a judgment tax levy existed before the effective date of the amendment.