The state law that bars school districts from deducting union dues from employee paychecks is back in effect, as is a law that forbids University of Michigan graduate assistants from forming a union.
The Michigan Court of Appeals has lifted a lower court order that delayed the implementation of two state laws. The case is part of a procedural fight between Democrats and Republicans at the state Capitol.
State House Democrats hauled Republicans into court two weeks ago. Democrats accused Republicans of refusing to record roll call votes on a procedure that allows a law to take effect as soon as the governor signs it. Otherwise, laws don't take effect until 90 days after the end of a legislative session, which usually comes in late December.
Monday's temporary order from the Court of Appeals ends questions on when the two laws are effective. It also means the House G.O.P. majority does not have to change how it does business when the Legislature returns to the state Capitol next week after its spring break.
But the case isn't over yet. The Court of Appeals will hold a hearing on the substance of the Democrats' challenge to how Republicans run the state House of Representatives.