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Advocates launch fundraising effort to clear rape kit backlog

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette hold a rape kit at the launch of the Enough SAID fundraising campaign in Detroit.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette hold a rape kit at the launch of the Enough SAID fundraising campaign in Detroit.

Public officials and advocates are asking for help to clear a massive backlog of rape kits in Detroit.
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Schuette, DeBoer and Rowse to cooperate in getting same-sex marriage case before SCOTUS

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Attorney General Bill Schuette and the couple trying to overturn Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage are on opposite sides of the case. But they’ve agreed they will cooperate in trying to get the case on the US Supreme Court docket during the current session. Continue reading

AG’s office to investigate Aramark employee accused in ‘murder-for-hire’ plot

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

State Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office will investigate a possible murder-for-hire plot involving a prison food service worker.

Michigan State Police suspects an Aramark employee of approaching an inmate of an Upper Peninsula prison about having another inmate killed.
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State orders Enbridge to fix pipeline through Mackinac straits

mac bridgeMichigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and the state Department of Environmental Quality have told Enbridge Energy the company has to do a better job of securing an oil pipeline that runs through the Straits of Mackinac.
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Schuette: Judge’s marriage decision an “affront” to voters, democracy

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a brief with a federal appeals court seeking to overturn a judge’s decision to strike down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. In the filing, Schuette says the case is about voters’ rights, not the right of same-sex couples to get married. Continue reading

MI replies to Army corps invasive species report

fishingMichigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed the state’s response to the US Army Corps of Engineers invasive species report. Schuette says his biggest complaint is the report fails to outline an aggressive plan to stop Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.
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Schuette announces re-election bid

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

Attorney General Bill Schuette (R-Midland).

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette kicked off his re-election campaign Monday in his hometown of Midland.

In his speech, Schuette touted his record in office, including efforts to combat human trafficking and protect pensions.

“A record that’s strong and clear,” Schuette said. “It’s a record of being a voice for victims. A voice for the constitution and a voice for Michigan.”

Schuette listed his efforts to fight human trafficking and protect pensions among his accomplishments during his first term.

“It’s a long election and I’m going to win,” he said. “I’m going to take my case to the citizens across the state of Michigan.”

Schuette did not directly mention his fight against same sex marriage or to curb access to medical marijuana in his speech to his supporters.

He told reporters afterward he would not shy away from the marriage issue.

A federal judge struck down Michigan’s gay marriage ban last week.

A federal appeals court put the decision on hold Saturday, after about 300 gay couples married.

Schuette expects the U.S. Supreme Court will have to decide the case.

Story produced by Steve Carmody of Michigan Radio.