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First Amended Petition of Quo Warranto

First Amended Petition of Quo Warranto

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First Amended Petition For Information In The Nature Of Quo Warranto addressing compliance in the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
First Amended Petition For Information In The Nature Of Quo Warranto addressing compliance in the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

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STATE OF MICHIGANIN THE COURT OF APPEALS
 
STATE OF MICHIGAN,
ex relatione
BEVERLY TRAN,Petitioner,CASE NO:v.WILLIAM J. JOHNSON,SUPERINTENDENT,MICHIGAN CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE,
et al.
Respondent,
ADDITIONAL PARTIES:
JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM, GOVERNOR;JOHN D. CHERRY, LEUITENANT GOVERNOR;MICHAEL A. COX, ATTORNEY GENERAL;TERRY LYNN LAND, SECRETARY OF STATE;JAMES R. STOKES, DIRECTOR OF APPOINTMENTS;ISMEAL AHMED, DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES;MARILYN KELLY, SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE;MAURA CORRIGAN, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE;KATHERINE HANLEY, DIRECTOR OF ADOPTIONS;JEREMY S. STEPHENS, STATE PERSONNEL DIRECTOR;And THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN,
 
Real Party in Interest
.
BEVERLY TRAN,Private Attorney Generalon behalf of THE STATEOF MICHIGAN8437 LumpkinHamtramck, MI 48212313-522-8213
Michael A. CoxAttorney GeneralThomas L. Casey (P24215)Solicitor GeneralMichigan Department of Attorney GeneralAttorney for Michigan Department of Human Services,Michigan Children’s InstituteP.O. Box 30758Lansing, MI 48909(517) 373-7700
 
FIRST AMENDED APPLICATION FOR WRIT IN THE NATURE OF
QUOWARRANTO
 ORAL ARGUMENT REQUESTED
 
 Page 2 of 57
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES…...........................................................................................3QUESTIONS PRESENTED………………………………………………………………7FIRST AMENDED PETITION FOR WRIT OF QUO WARRANTO…………………...8MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES…………..…………………….19STATEMENT OF FACTS………………………………………………………………19
 A. When Was MCI Created 
………………………………..…………..…………19
 B. When MCI Was Modified 
…………...………………………………………...21
C. Why MCI Was Modified 
……………...……………………………………….23
 D. Lack of Administrative Oversight 
………...…………………………………..26
 E.
 
The MCI and Supreme Court Partnership
…………………...……………….30
 F. Major Implications
…………………………..…………………….………….33ARGUMENTS………………………………………………………………..…………34I.
 
RELATOR TRAN HAS THE RIGHT, DUTY, AND AUTHORITY TOBRING AN ACTION IN
QUO WARRANTO
BEFORE THIS COURT INRESPONSE TO THE
ULTRA VIRES 
ACTS OF THESUPERINTENDENT OF MCI……………………………..................…37II.
 
THE MCI SUPERINTENDENT WILLIAM J. JOHNSON IS ANARTIFICIAL PERSON AND THEREFORE IS REPUGNANT TO THECONSTITUTION OF MICHIGAN……………………………………..39III.
 
THE MCI SUPERINTENDENT WILLIAM J. JOHNSON HASUSURPED THE POWERS OF THE GOVERNMENT………………...42a.
 
Usurpation of the Powers of the Governor 
………………….……….42
 b.
 
Usurpation of the Powers of the Attorney General 
……………...…..43
 
c.
 
Usurpation of the Powers of the Court 
………………………………47CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………….………….51
 
 Page 3 of 57
TABLE OF AUTHORITIESCASES
Carleton v. People
, 10 M. 250………………………………………………….….……40
  DeRose v DeRose
, 469 Mich. 320; 666 N.W. 2d 636, (2003)…………………….…….33
 Diggs v. State
, 49 Ala. 311……………………………………………………..………..40
 Erwim v. Jersey City
, 60 N. J. L. 141……………………………………………………41
 
 In re Cotton
, 1994 Mich. App 180, 526 NW 2d 601…………………………….………24
 In re Miller 
, 433 Mich. 331, 337; 445 NW2d 161, (1989)………………………...…….33
 Johnson v. Manhattan r. Co.
, 289 U.S. 479, 502 (1933)…………………….…………..37
 King v. Dep't of Human Servs. (in Re Bell),
2007 Mich. App. LEXIS 727(Mich. Ct. App., Mar. 15, 2007) …………………………………………...….…31, 34,30
 Newsom v. State
, 922 S.W.2d 274 (Tex. App. Austin 1996)………….…………………37
 People v. Parsons,
728 N.W. 2d 62 (2007)……………….…………………………31, 27
 Pulskamp v. Martinez 
, 2 Cal. App. 4
th
854, 3 Cal. Rptr. 2d 607 (2d Dist. 1992)….…….37
 Rastall v. DeBouse
, 736 A. 2d 756 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1999)…………………………….37
Smith v. Dillion
, 267 A.D. 39, 44 N.Y.S.2d 719 (3d Dep’t 1943);………………………33
State v. Carroll 
, 38 Conn. 449…………………………………………………..……….40
State ex rel. Angelini v. Hardberger 
, 932 S.W.2d 489 (Tex. 1996)……………..………37
State ex rel. Bruce v. Kiesling,
632 So. 2d 601 (Fla. 1994)……………………..……….37
State ex rel. Cain v. Kay
, 309 N.E.2d 860 (1974)………………………………………..38
State ex rel. Stenberg v. Murphy
, 247 Neb. 358, 527 N.W.2d 185 (1995)………………37
United States v. Germaine
, 99 U.S. 508…………………………………………………40
Wayne Auditors v. Benoit 
, 20 M. 176……………………………………………………41
 

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