Author Archives: Rick Pluta

Schuette says appeal of voting decision in the works

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has set the stage for the next step in the fight over straight-ticket voting. A federal judge last week blocked Republican efforts to stop voters from using a single mark on the ballot to support a political party’s entire slate of candidates.
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Schuette, Michigan join challenge to transgender student rule

file941239197275Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has joined a lawsuit filed by 10 states challenging a federal rule that says schools must respect the self-declared gender identity of students. That includes allowing transgender students to choose which restrooms and locker rooms they will use.
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New law makes it easier to sentence youths to diversion programs

jail imageGovernor Rick Snyder has signed a law that encourages judges to send younger offenders into alternatives to jail and programs that put them into contact with adults who commit crimes.
The goal is to expand services already available to help young offenders turn around their lives and clear their records.
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