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U.S. Supreme Court takes on high-stakes abortion case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a high-profile case that could have major implications for abortion rights in states...

Michigan secures $2.6M from opioid settlement

Michigan will receive about $2.6 million as part of a multi-state settlement pertaining to the opioid Suboxone.  That’s according to a statement released Friday morning...

Lawsuit filed challenging parts of new auto insurance reform

Attorneys representing two auto crash victims and their guardians have sued to declare core elements of Michigan’s new insurance law “unconstitutional.”   The 18-count lawsuit, filed...

Woman fights for civil rights in first-ever transgender case before the...

The first case involving the civil rights of transgender people will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 8 to rule whether a...

State court denies restraining order in flavored vape ban

A state court has denied an Upper Peninsula vape shop owner’s request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) ahead of a statewide ban going...

Judge says state can’t refuse to work with anti-LGBTQ adoption agencies

Religious-based adoption agencies can once again refuse services to same-sex couples and still receive state funding after a federal court ruling Thursday. District Judge Robert...

Judge strikes down key provisions of ballot petition law

Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens has struck down key parts of a GOP law that put restrictions on citizen-led ballot initiatives.  Specifically, Stephens’...

Nessel an outlier among other Dem AGs over Purdue Pharma settlement

In the midst of America’s opioid crisis, alleged to have been accelerated by OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma, about half of the nation's attorneys general...

Lawsuit filed to block Whitmer flavored e-cigarette ban

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s ban on flavored vaping products is being challenged in Houghton County Circuit Court.  Plaintiff Marc Slis, who owns 906 Vapor in Houghton...

Bipartisan ‘Clean Slate’ criminal expungement bills get House hearing

Members of the Michigan House Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to hear testimony on a series of bipartisan bills that would expand access to Michiganders...

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