Criminal Justice

Report criticizes prisons nationwide over COVID-19, Michigan DOC touts testing, PPE

A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative has graded Michigan’s response to the state’s COVID-19 outbreak as a “D-,” although all other states...

Nessel sues ICE for threats to deport international students if classes...

Attorney General Dana Nessel, along with 17 other attorneys general, filed a lawsuit on Monday to stop a new federal rule that threatens to...

Tests show west leg of Line 5 pipeline isn’t damaged

Updated with comment from Oil & Water Don't Mix, 3:49 p.m., 7/9/20 A court-ordered investigation on one of the dual Line 5 oil pipeline’s underwater...

Black House Dems unveil ‘Equal Justice for All’ policing package

For Tyrone Carter, a retired Wayne County sheriff deputy who toiled for 25 years on the force, the recent deaths of African Americans at...

SCOTUS hands victories to religious groups in birth control, employment

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration effort to exempt employers with religious or moral concerns from complying with...

Nessel sues DeVos for ‘unlawfully’ splitting COVID-19 funds between public, private...

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Tuesday she is leading a coalition of attorneys general in suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her rule...

Anti-Line 5 activists buoyed by national pipeline victories

Indigenous activists and environmentalists scored two major victories over pipeline companies this week in quick succession. On Sunday, two major energy companies in Virginia and...

Nessel files brief in women’s rights case, pays homage to Griffiths,...

Attorney General Dana Nessel has filed an amicus brief in a case involving the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), Commonwealth of Virginia v Ferriero. The brief,...

Here’s when two cases challenging Whitmer’s emergency powers will be decided

The Michigan Supreme Court won’t hear a case that asks just how far Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency authority goes until after the state Court...

Nessel, AGs push back on Trump environmental cutbacks

Along with the attorneys general of 13 other states and the District of Columbia, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a coalition urging...

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