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Republicans push back on court ruling for late ballots

State Rep. Ann Bollin (R-Brighton Twp.) Tuesday said the GOP-controlled Michigan Legislature has filed a renewed motion to intervene in a voting lawsuit against...

2 more senators side with GOP leaders’ push for Supreme Court...

WASHINGTON — Two key Republican U.S. senators indicated Monday they won’t stand in the way of a furious effort by the Senate GOP to...

Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick by Friday or Saturday

Updated, 1:36 p.m., 9/21/20, with Michigander Joan Larsen on Trump's list President Donald Trump said Monday that he would announce a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice...

Immigration agency cuts of 800 jobs expected to trigger backlogs, delays

WASHINGTON — Some members of Congress scored a victory last month when a federal immigration agency backed off plans that would have led to...

Anti-McConnell fundraiser raises about $1.4M for Peters

A fundraising campaign to defeat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has raised about $1.4 million for the campaign of U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield...

Dozens attend candlelight vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Lansing

Dozens of Michiganders gathered at the Hall of Justice in Lansing on Saturday night to hold a candlelight vigil honoring the life and legacy...

Susan J. Demas: RBG is gone. This is why we fight.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best known as a steely champion of women's equality, gave voice to the voiceless. And as a legendary Supreme Court justice,...

2 judges make major rulings this week centered around Nov. election

Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens ruled Friday that Michigan clerks must accept any late ballots that were postmarked no later than the...

Judge grants Nessel’s request to halt USPS changes

A federal judge in Yakima, Wash., granted a request from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and a number of other states for a nationwide...

Revamped COVID-19 biz immunity bills move from House committee

A package of GOP bills to shield companies from liability during COVID-19 passed out of a House panel Wednesday, after incorporating feedback from opponents...

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