Anyone know about Michigan poll taxes?

We got a request today from someone “researching the history (specifically as it relates to Michigan) of poll taxes, vouchers and other means of limiting access, to either a poll, the court etc.”

In Michigan, to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, the litigant must have something called “an affidavit of merit”, and that costs money.

The researcher wants to pursue the line of argument that requiring these affidavits of merit serves as a barrier to the court, and that in turn violates an individual’s constitutional right to redress.

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One response to “Anyone know about Michigan poll taxes?

  1. Pingback: Michigan has made it to WikiFOIA: Sunshine State and Open Records « Unasked Advice

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