15 October 2021

Amy Murphy Appointed to Michigan Law Revision Commission

Miller Johnson attorney Amy E. Murphy has been appointed to the Michigan Law Revision Commission, effective September 29, 2021. Ms. Murphy will serve as a commissioner through December 31, 2023. The 9-person commission, made up of members of the Michigan Legislature and the public, reviews and determines needed reforms to Michigan law.

“It is an honor to be appointed to this commission that serves the State of Michigan by recommending important changes to our state’s laws,” said Ms. Murphy. “I am humbled by the opportunity and looking forward to the task at hand.”

Commissioners of the Michigan Law Revision Commission are appointed by the bipartisan Michigan Legislative Council. The commission’s duties include reviewing Michigan common law, statutes, and judicial decisions to identify defects and anachronisms in the law and recommending changes that are necessary to eliminate antiquated and inequitable laws. The commission makes an annual report to the Michigan Legislative Council.

Ms. Murphy is a litigator at Miller Johnson and a member of the firm’s Government Affairs practice. In 2020, Ms. Murphy represented medical providers who prevailed in a challenge to Michigan’s emergency management acts. She presented oral argument before the Michigan Supreme Court on behalf of the providers whose services were prohibited by emergency executive orders issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ruling for the providers, the Michigan Supreme Court held that the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945 was unconstitutional and that the executive orders violated the Emergency Management Act of 1976.

About Miller Johnson

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