The pattern continues…
Controversial plans to open a mosque in a former school building in West Bloomfield moved a step closer to reality Friday with a decision by the Michigan Court of Appeals.
The appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that found the sale of the former Eagle Elementary to the Islamic Cultural Association was proper.
The Court of Appeals said plaintiffs Melvyn Sternfeld and Eugene Greenstein, West Bloomfield residents who both opposed the sale, failed to prove that they would be harmed by the transaction.
“Sternfeld’s vague and speculative affidavit does not establish his standing to pursue declaratory and injunctive relief,” the three-judge panel said in its ruling.
It wasn’t known whether Sternfeld will appeal the decision to the Michigan Supreme Court.
His attorney, Robert Davis, wasn’t immediately available for comment.
In its three-page ruling, the three-judge…
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