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U.S. Supreme Court tosses gun case as Kavanaugh urges future debate

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday avoided issuing a landmark Second Amendment ruling in a closely watched gun rights case, but set...

ACLU sues ICE to release medically frail detainees in Calhoun Co....

Updated, 1:07 p.m. 4/27/20 The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU) has leveled its third federal lawsuit against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...

In ‘historic legal decision,’ court rules education is a fundamental right

In 2016, a group of Detroit students filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan claiming their right to a “basic minimum education” was...

Enbridge says it doesn’t need state panel’s sign off on Line...

Updated, 8:42 a.m., 4/23/20 with comments from the AG's office With a unanimous vote Wednesday afternoon, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) resolved to move...

AG joins 13 states, NYC in suing Trump admin over energy...

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined 13 other attorneys general and New York City in a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s administration over...

GOP loses appeal to stop independent redistricting commission

A U.S. Court of Appeals panel Wednesday denied Republicans' appeal to halt the independent redistricting commission Michigan voters approved in 2018. Oral arguments in the...

Nessel, AGs fight Trump admin on birth control rules

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Pennsylvania in its case...

Michigan Supreme Court using Zoom to hear cases during COVID-19 crisis

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear multiple cases via Zoom videoconference in April in an effort to continue its work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Oral...

Republicans move ahead with Tues. session to check Whitmer’s COVID-19 orders

Michigan’s GOP-led Legislature appears ready to make its move to try and limit the Democratic governor’s power to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.   Session will...

What happens if the Legislature fights Whitmer’s state of emergency extension? 

As Michigan has surpassed 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 400 deaths, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is seeking to extend the state of emergency, which would...

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