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Michigan appeals court finds 2014 wolf hunt unconstitutional

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LANSING, MI (AP) -

A Michigan appeals court has found that the state's 2014 wolf hunt was unconstitutional and the law allowing it should be struck down.

The Detroit Free Press reports a three-judge panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals made the unanimous ruling in an opinion released Wednesday. The judges found that a provision of the law that allows for free military hunting, fishing and trapping licenses isn't connected to the law's object of providing for scientific management of wildlife habitats.

The judge said that violates a clause in the Michigan constitution that says the object of a law must be expressed in its title.

The ruling is in favor of the group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected and overturns an earlier ruling from the Michigan Court of Claims.

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