Conyers v. Bush

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Conyers v. Bush
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan seal.png
Court United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Full case name Honorable John Conyers, Jr., et al., Plaintiffs
v.
George W. Bush, et al., Defendants
Citation(s) ED Mi No. 06-11972
Court membership
Judge(s) sitting Nancy Garlock Edmunds

Honorable John Conyers, Jr., et al. v. George W. Bush, et al., No. 2:06-CV-11972, 2006 WL 3834224 (E.D. Mich. 2006), is a lawsuit in which Rep. John Conyers Jr. and others alleged that President George W. Bush violated the United States Constitution by signing a bill that was not passed by the United States Congress.

Nature of claim[edit]

John Conyers (a ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee), along with 10 other members of Congress, filed a lawsuit on April 28, 2006 at the district court in Detroit[1] seeking a restraining order (injunctive relief) preventing the execution of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, S. 1932. The plaintiffs also sought a declaration that the bill be declared unconstitutional and not valid law.

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Outcome[edit]

The case was dismissed on November 6, 2006 by federal judge Nancy Garlock Edmunds in Detroit, who cited the representatives' lack of standing to bring this suit.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ USA Today (2006-04-28). "11 House Members to Sue Over Budget Bill". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  2. ^ Conyers v. Bush, (unreported) (E.D. Mich. Nov. 6, 2006).