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Judge rules against ban on guns at polls, AG plans appeal

A Court of Claims judge on Tuesday struck down Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s statewide order prohibiting the open carry of firearms at polling...

Judge denies last-minute legal action against online ballots

A legal motion to stunt Michigan’s expanded use of online absentee ballots was quashed Monday, with a state court denying a nonprofit group’s request...

Far-right operatives Wohl and Burkman indicted in Ohio on voter suppression...

Far-right conspiracy theorists and political operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman have been indicted in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, “for devising a robocall scam that...

Peters, Stabenow vote no on Barrett SCOTUS nomination

Conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett was, as expected, confirmed Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court in a mostly party-line 52-48 vote, with U.S. Sen....

GOP candidate sues state over COVID-19 social distancing rules at polls

A lawsuit filed Friday against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Michigan Bureau of Elections Director Jonathan Brater is challenging the state’s new COVID-19...

Gun rights groups file lawsuit against polling place firearm ban

As expected, three gun rights groups filed a lawsuit last week against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for her ban on openly carrying firearms...

Judge: Agency will evaluate Line 5 tunnel plan, but not environmental...

Despite Canadian oil company Enbridge’s argument against it, a small Michigan regulatory panel will be one of three entities charged with granting or denying...

Levin says McConnell’s priorities are ‘completely ass-backwards’ on COVID-19 and SCOTUS 

As America speeds toward the Nov. 3 election, millions of parents and kids across the country are waiting on a split Congress to nail...

Peters, James clash on health care, racial justice in high-spending, high-stakes...

As Election Day approaches, Michigan’s U.S. Senate race has become one of the most closely watched in the nation, as it could be the...

Court reinstates state ban on ride-sharing to the polls

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday to reinstate Michigan’s 125-year-old voter-transportation law, which prohibits advocacy groups from paying for transportation so voters can go...

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