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Advocates: Schuette spreading misinformation about parole legislation

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Supporters of overhauling Michigan’s parole system are pushing back against Attorney General Bill Schuette’s claims about the bill.

Schuette says House Bill 4138 would compromise public safety by allowing violent criminals to be released from prison early.

Bill supporters say Schuette’s claims are false and that he’s spreading misinformation about the bill. Continue reading

Liberal group says AG wants to overcharge for records

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A liberal organization says Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office is attempting to block an inquiry by trying to overcharge for public records. Progress Michigan says the attorney general’s office is asking for more than $19,000 to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act request. It’s for communications between AG office employees and lobbyists.

Lonnie Scott of Progress Michigan said that’s excessive. Continue reading

Gay marriage ban defenders Snyder, Schuette say they’ll respect SCOTUS decision

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette spoke with reporters in Lansing after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down marriage bans across the country – including Michigan’s ban, which Schuette fought to uphold in court.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette spoke with reporters in Lansing after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down marriage bans across the country – including Michigan’s ban, which Schuette fought to uphold in court.

Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette say they’ll respect and enforce today’s (Fri.) same-sex marriage ruling.
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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