The court will declare the cityordinance null if it is found to be in conflict with state law.
“Michigan voters in Novemberrejected two ballot questions thatwould essentially have allowed the state Natural Resources Commissionto decide the hunting of wolves. But a legislative maneuver made thosevotes null.” — John Barnes, Kalamazoo (Michigan) Gazette, December 23, 2014
Did you know?
English borrowed null from the Anglo-French nul, meaning “not any.” That word, in turn, traces to the Latinword nullus, from ne-, meaning “not,” and ullus, meaning “any.” We sometimes use null with the meaning“lacking meaning or value,” as in “By the time I heard it, the news was null.” In math, null is sometimes usedto mean “containing nothing“; for example, the set of all wholenumbers that are divisible by zero is the null set (that is, there are no numbers that fit that description). The phrase null and void is a term in its own right, defined as “having no validity.”