The Michigan Constitution Podcast

Tony Snyder is a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan who offers a bi-monthly podcast on the Michigan Constitution. Here you will learn about each Article and its respective Sections, what they mean, and case law that has addressed how those provision are implemented in the day-to-day lives of citizens of Michigan.


episode 22: Podcast 22: Involuntary Servitude

This time around we discuss Article 1, Section 9: “Neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude unless for the punishment of crime, shall ever be tolerated in this state.”

But that doesn’t mean that folks won’t make a distasteful argument that being required to do something (or not being allowed to do something) was involuntary servitude and should be prohibited under the Michigan Constitution. But none of these cases successfully won their argument. Find out WHY in this podcast!


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