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Susan J. Demas: Michigan GOP’s redistricting scam is part of national...

In politics, coverage is almost exclusively driven by the horserace: who’s winning and who’s losing. But in Michigan, a federal three-judge panel just unanimously ruled...

Keith’s civil liberties and civil rights legacy lives on

“I don’t scare easily,” Damon J. Keith declared once about threats to his life stemming from his ruling in the seminal 1970 Pontiac public...

Judge Damon Keith dies at 96, remembered as ‘crusader for civil...

Updated, 2:10 p.m. with comments from Gov. Whitmer and others: Damon J. Keith, the legendary federal judge from Detroit, has died at age 96. An...

After synagogue shooting, Nessel reiterates need for hate crimes unit

Attorney General Dana Nessel told the Advance on Sunday that another synagogue shooting over the weekend shows the need for the new hate crimes...

Second firm sues Michigan over same-sex adoption settlement

Updated 3:48 p.m. “Religious liberty” firm the Alliance Defending Freedom announced on Friday that it has sued Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)...

Nessel joins fight against Trump’s coal plant, water, for-profit college rules

Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined three multi-state efforts opposing the President Donald Trump administration rules on harmful air pollution, wetland regulation and “loopholes...

Law of unintended consequences: Gerrymandering ruling could cut senators’ terms short

A federal court decision Thursday that ordered Michigan to hold special elections in at least 10 state Senate districts next year could cut short...

High stakes for Michigan as SCOTUS grapples with census question

WASHINGTON — Census data shapes almost every corner of public life — from the amount of federal money funneled to school lunch programs, new...

Federal court rules congressional maps invalid, orders state Senate elections

Updated: 4:23 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:19 p.m., 5:56 p.m. Judges from the U.S. Eastern District Court ruled Thursday that Michigan must redraw maps of 34...

Senate advances ‘raise the age’ criminal justice legislation

The Republican-led Michigan Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a package of bills that will prevent 17-year-olds from automatically being tried as adults and placed...

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