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Nessel pries Michigan from 2 more federal cases, bringing total to...

Attorney General Dana Nessel has withdrawn the state from two more federal lawsuits, bringing the total to 26 cases since taking office on Jan....

Princeton project unveils report on improving Michigan redistricting

As proceedings are underway in a Detroit federal courtroom to determine whether Michigan’s legislative districts are gerrymandered, a new report looks ahead to more...

McCormack: No ‘witchcraft’ in winning over GOP colleagues on High Court

It’s not easy for a Democrat to win enough votes on a GOP-dominated Supreme Court to become chief justice, but that’s exactly what Bridget...

AG fights anti-worker rule, removes Michigan from voting, immigration suits

Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a coalition of 25 state chief law enforcement officials in opposing the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposal...

AG will offer opinion, but says Legislature should ban LGBTQ discrimination

Attorney General Dana Nessel said during Friday’s Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) meeting in Detroit that she’s fully prepared to offer an opinion on...

Report: Michigan among worst states for LGBTQ equality

Michigan ranks among the bottom 28 states for LGBTQ rights, a new study says. The "State Equality Index," issued by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)...

Nessel backs Obamacare in court, yanks Michigan from anti-abortion cases

A ruling last month by a Texas judge to potentially kill Obamacare led to a legal intervention today by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel,...

Susan J. Demas: Gretchen Whitmer will be a national star, whether...

Newly inaugurated Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she has no plans to land on the 2020 ticket. In fact, she was pretty emphatic that she...

AG could weigh in on Elliott-Larsen, but GOP leader doesn’t favor...

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) will consider asking Attorney General Dana Nessel to review an opinion of her predecessor, Bill Schuette, to decide...

ACLU ‘optimistic’ as AG moves to settle same-sex adoption case

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is seeking to settle a pending lawsuit against the state that challenges Michigan’s law allowing faith-based groups to deny...

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