Bonner v. City of Brighton, Michigan

Petition for certiorari denied on October 6, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-63 Mich. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether certiorari should be granted to resolve the conflicting decisions between the Michigan Supreme Court and other states' courts as to whether an ordinance violates substantive and procedural due process when it creates a presumption that an unsafe structure shall be demolished as a public nuisance if the cost to repair the structure would exceed its value and when the ordinance does not afford the owner an option to repair as a matter of right; and (2) whether the Brighton code of ordinances § 18-59 is facially unconstitutional, in violation of both substantive and procedural due process, where it creates a presumption that an unsafe structure shall be demolished as a public nuisance if the cost to repair the structure would exceed 100% of the structure's true cash value as reflected in assessment tax rolls before the structure became unsafe and does not afford the owner of such a structure an option to repair as a matter of right.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 17 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 20, 2014)
Aug 20 2014Brief of respondent City of Brighton, Michigan in opposition filed.
Sep 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Oct 6 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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