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Attorneys spar over Legislature’s ‘adopt and amend’ move on minimum wage,...

For almost two hours on Wednesday, competing factions made their cases to the Michigan Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Legislature “adopting and amending”...

Irwin bill would clear marijuana-related crimes from records

With marijuana now legal in Michigan, the state Legislature will soon see a bill to clear criminal convictions.  In a statement, Senate Democrats say that...
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Michigan ACLU to represent Williamston LGBTQ group in federal lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan will represent a student-run LGBTQ group in an ongoing lawsuit that seeks to ensure LGBTQ students...

Milliken v. Bradley: The Michigan court case at the heart of...

Determined and deliberate, Linda Moragne in 1971 enrolled at Detroit Cody High, an overwhelmingly white school on the city’s far westside. The 14-year-old African...

Formerly Christian-only northern Michigan town to get DOJ oversight

The northern Michigan town of Bay View has settled a lawsuit over its former law prohibiting non-Christians from owning homes, agreeing to federal oversight...

6 Dem legislators sign letter opposing Nessel’s Line 5 lawsuit

Updated, 3:29 p.m. 7/11/19 with comments from Nessel's office A half-dozen Democratic state House members have signed on to a statement taking to task the...

Dems hold Capitol Hill hearing on potentially ‘catastrophic’ ACA case 

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are warning that a looming court decision could upend the Affordable Care Act and leave millions of Americans without...

Nessel joins coalition asking court to address ‘immediate threat’ to migrant...

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has signed an amicus brief advocating for migrant children detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Nessel announced Tuesday...

Michigan Democrats come out against lawsuit squashing Obamacare

Several of Michigan’s top Democrats offered a full-throated defense of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tuesday, as a federal appeals court in Louisiana considers...

Breweries, cidermakers, sue state alcohol regulatory agency

Legislation passed late last year during the frantic Lame Duck session has, in part, led to a lawsuit against the state by some of...

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