Criminal Justice

Engler may be out at MSU after Nassar comments

Will interim Michigan State University President John Engler make it until a scheduled board meeting first thing Thursday morning? As board members suggest they...

AG taps Hammoud to oversee Flint water prosecutions

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Tuesday that newly appointed Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud will take over the state’s ongoing Flint water crisis criminal prosecutions. Nessel...

Keenan, Hammoud, Knezek part of AG executive team

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced key staff positions on Tuesday. As the Advance previously reported, Kelly Keenan will be her deputy attorney general. Keenan has...

Oakland Co. Sheriff Bouchard attends Trump bill signing

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard on Wednesday was in the Oval Office as President Donald Trump signed a human trafficking bill. Bouchard posted on...

House kicks off on bipartisan note with private property seizure reform

As the Michigan House of Representatives reconvened on Wednesday, two bills aimed at criminal justice reform reemerged as priorities for lawmakers. The legislation, which...

Nessel asks Wayne Co. prosecutor to take over Flint water case

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Friday plans to replace the current prosecutor in charge of ongoing criminal lawsuits filed against high level state officials...

New Lame Duck laws that you haven’t heard about

With almost 400 bills making their way to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder over the course of four weeks, plenty of Lame Duck...

Snyder riles up Right to Life, environmentalists with Lame Duck decisions

Updated, 12/28, 11:30 p.m. Gov. Rick Snyder today vetoed legislation backed by Right to Life of Michigan that would have permanently banned doctors from prescribing...

Snyder signs almost 50 more bills into law

As term-limited Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to leave office next week, he signed several dozen bills today that arrived on his desk during...

Black caucus official blasts Whitmer’s pick to head state police

A leading critic of the Michigan State Police has given Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer’s choice to head the agency a thumbs-down. Whitmer has tapped Captain Joe...

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