Criminal Justice

State Supreme Court denies gov. 28-day extension for state of emergency

The Michigan Supreme Court denied Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s request to delay its ruling that struck down her emergency orders. Whitmer asked for a 28-day delay,...

Chatfield blames Whitmer for partisanship in wake of terrorist plot against...

In an open letter to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Saturday, state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) blamed Whitmer for “partisan rhetoric” against state Republicans and...

Supreme Court hears arguments over states’ ability to regulate drug costs

How much leeway states have to control drug middlemen was at the heart of arguments last week before the U.S. Supreme Court.  The case, Rutledge v...

Supreme Court confirmation hearings to plow ahead amid COVID-19 infections

Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett will face the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee beginning Monday for what’s expected to be an unusual and contentious four...

Capitol Commission member hopes news of thwarted Whitmer murder plot will...

Updated, 4:33 pm., 10/9/20 with comment from Chatfield's office The small historic commission charged with whether and how to prohibit firearms from the Michigan Capitol...

Whitmer, Nessel point to the White House for emboldening far-right extremists

After the FBI quashed a plot to kidnap and kill Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, President Donald Trump added gas to the fire in a...

Gilchrist: GOP refusal to call out hate groups allowed plot against...

Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist during a Friday morning CNN segment said Republican political leaders’ rhetoric and refusal to decry hate groups helped nurture a...

Susan J. Demas: The feds foiled a plot to murder Whitmer....

There's a firestorm, and rightfully so, about the coronavirus-addled president and his slithering advisers unleashing attacks on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on the very day...

Far-right operatives Wohl and Burkman arraigned in court on voter suppression...

Far-right conspiracy theorists and political operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman were arraigned Thursday in a Michigan court on felony charges of orchestrating robocalls...

Republican leaders join anti-Whitmer rally outside Capitol after FBI reports murder...

Hours after news broke about a militia plot to kidnap and kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) and State House...

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