Attorneys for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse say their challenge before the US Supreme Court to Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban focus on the harmful effects on children. Continue reading
A state appeals court judge has ruled there was no violation of Michigan’s open meetings act when the state Capitol was closed while the Legislature debated and voted on a right-to-work law. Judge Deborah Servitto dismissed the lawsuit without allowing the case to go to trial.
More than 300 gay and lesbian couples in Michigan are legally married now that Governor Rick Snyder has decided not to contest a court order. It says the state has to recognize the marriages that took place last spring.
More than 150 members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Mount Pleasant are awaiting a judge’s decision on whether to re-open their disenrollment case.
The Michigan Bureau of Elections says Gov. Rick Snyder did not break campaign finance laws during his State of the State speech last month. Continue reading
A federal appeals court says a former assistant state attorney general owes millions of dollars for stalking and harassing a gay student leader at the University of Michigan. Continue reading
More than 200 members of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Mount Pleasant are expected to face the possibility of disenrollment from the tribe Friday morning. Continue reading
A 24-year-old Macomb county woman is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in connection with the the death of a baby whose body was found at a Roseville recycling center.
Police originally believed the baby may had come from Roscommon, Alpena or Midland counties. According to police, the woman now in custody gave birth on December 22 in a garage in the Detroit suburb of Eastpointe.
They said she kept the baby in the garage, with minimal care until it died about three days later. Continue reading
Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban will be one of four the U-S Supreme Court will consider to decide the issue for the nation. Continue reading
Slavery has been abolished, but state officials say for all practical purposes it is still around today in the form of human trafficking.
New laws take effect in Michigan next week to increase punishments for trafficking. Continue reading
A federal judge says the state must recognize the marriages of 300 gay and lesbian couples. They were married last year during a one-day window in Michigan when it was legal.
The Michigan Supreme Court will decide later this year whether the right-to-work law applies to state employee unions. The court just heard the legal challenge to the law filed by state employee unions. They say the state civil service authority supersedes the law adopted by the Legislature in 2012.
People would be able to petition the court that convicted them to remove up to two misdemeanors or one felony. Law enforcement officials would still be able to see the convictions. Continue reading
The Michigan Supreme Court says schools districts cannot sue the state under the Headlee Amendment for underfunding K-through-12 education.
Michigan wants out from under court-ordered oversight of the state’s child foster care system. The state filed a motion today (Tue.) with the US District Court in Detroit to bring an end to the protracted litigation.
A federal judge in Detroit has refused to toss out a legal challenge to Michigan’s emergency manager law. Judge Joseph Caram Steeh will allow a trial on the claim the law violates equal protection rights in the US Constitution.
The Michigan Supreme Court will decide next year whether the state’s right-to-work law applies to unionized civil service employees.
Four unions representing 35,000 state civil service workers filed the challenge.
The legal team for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse filed its appeal today (Mon.) with the US Supreme Court. They want the court to rule that Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage and others like it across the country are unconstitutional.
The Michigan Supreme Court hosted a training day for judges and others assigned to work in specialty veterans’ courts. Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young says veterans accused and convicted of crimes have unique issues that must be addressed if they’re going to be rehabilitated.
A federal appeals court has upheld same-sex marriage bans in Michigan and three other Midwestern states. Now, the plaintiffs in the Michigan case say they’re ready to take the question to the US Supreme Court.
The US Supreme Court has declined to hear seven same-sex marriage cases. And that leaves the fate of Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban with the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Michigan Supreme Court is still accepting new cases for its session that begins this week.