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Judge allows Flint water class-action lawsuit to proceed, adds Snyder back...

A federal judge issued a court order Monday allowing a class-action lawsuit over the Flint water crisis to proceed and reinstated former Gov. Rick...

Court battle looms after Whitmer, Nessel stall Enbridge pipeline

Top state officials may end up in court over their efforts to halt Canadian energy company’s plans to build a new buried pipeline beneath...

Shirkey ‘reviewing options’ after AG’s Line 5 opinion

Updated, 8:42 p.m., with Chatfield's comments Republican leaders are considering their options — and some are vowing action — as Michigan’s attorney general and governor...

Nessel finds Lame Duck pipeline authority law unconstitutional

Updated, 8:38 p.m. with Enbridge's comments. A law that created a new political body allowing Enbridge to go forward with plans to build a pipeline...

U.S. Supreme court justices seem split on redistricting case

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court justices appear divided over the role courts should play in cracking down on partisan gerrymandering states across the country. The...

What’s next for Enbridge Line 5? It may come down to...

Updated, 12:34 p.m. 3/26/19 and 9:21 p.m. 3/29/19. For years, environmentalists have called to shut down a 66-year-old oil pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac....

Nessel says same-sex adoption settlement is ‘airtight,’ talks Michigan marriage equality...

Before she was attorney general, Dana Nessel was the lead attorney on a case challenging Michigan’s ban on same-sex adoption. She represented Jayne Rowse and...

Nessel settles Michigan same-sex adoption lawsuit

Updated, 4:54 p.m. with comments from Mike Shirkey and Sam Bagenstos Attorney General Dana Nessel settled Friday with the plaintiffs in a 2017 lawsuit claiming...

Whitmer signs 1st bill, restores northern Michigan judge

Updated at 12:08 p.m. on March 22. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed her first bill Thursday — and it’s sponsored by a Republican. The Democratic governor and...

Supreme Court takes Schuette private email case

The state’s highest court announced Wednesday it will hear a case to determine whether private emails from former Attorney General Bill Schuette should be...

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