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Nessel files bypass application for Michigan Supreme Court to hear insulin case

BY: - September 10, 2022

Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a motion this week asking the Michigan Supreme Court to take up her challenge of past decisions by the court that her office says have limited enforcement of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act.  The Democrat filed the bypass application on Tuesday because she says the Michigan Supreme Court’s former rulings […]

Dixon appears to make the case that voters can support her and abortion rights ballot measure in Nov.

BY: - September 9, 2022

Updated, 6:16 p.m. with comments from Right to Life of Michigan PAC In a Thursday night tweet following the Michigan Supreme Court ruling that voters will be able to decide a measure guaranteeing abortion rights, GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon appeared to encourage Michiganders to vote for both Proposal 3 and her in November — […]

Washtenaw Co. Circuit Court rejects EMU request for restraining order against striking employees

BY: - September 9, 2022

On Friday, Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge Carol Kuhnke denied a request from Eastern Michigan University for a temporary restraining order that would force striking faculty to return to work.  Members of the Eastern Michigan University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (EMU-AAUP) voted in favor of a strike on Tuesday, after working […]

It’s official: Abortion, voting rights proposals will be on Michigan’s Nov. ballot

BY: - September 9, 2022

Updated, 12:32 p.m., 9/9/22, with comment from Voters Not Politicians The two Republicans on the Board of State Canvassers who voted against certifying the Reproductive Freedom for All (RFFA) and Promote the Vote (PTV) ballot proposals insisted Friday morning there was “nothing partisan” about their decision. Moments later, they followed a Michigan Supreme Court order […]

U.S. Justice Department to appeal Trump special master order

BY: - September 9, 2022

The U.S. Justice Department will appeal a Florida federal judge’s ruling this week appointing an independent arbiter to review thousands of sensitive materials the FBI seized from former President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach residence, the department notified the court Thursday. Government prosecutors are also asking U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon not to force them […]

Judge rules for tribe in Line 5 suit, says Enbridge is trespassing and must pay damages

BY: - September 9, 2022

Short of an order to decommission the Line 5 pipeline, an Ojibwe tribe on the south shore of Lake Superior secured a different legal victory Thursday in its federal lawsuit against Canadian pipeline company Enbridge. The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians has been locked in a legal battle with […]

Michigan Supreme Court rules abortion rights proposal should go before voters

BY: - September 8, 2022

Updated, 5:42 p.m., 9/8/22 and 8:22 p.m. 9/8/22 After months of silence on the multiple attempts in the courts to protect abortion rights in Michigan, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that voters should get the chance to decide if abortion rights should be enshrined in the state Constitution. The question in front of the […]

Muskegon Co. prosecutor appointed to investigate DePerno, others in voting machine probe

BY: - September 8, 2022

The special prosecutor sought by Attorney General Dana Nessel to handle an investigation into her GOP challenger will be Democrat D.J. Hilson, the prosecuting attorney in Muskegon County. Hilson was first elected to office in 2012. He will now oversee an investigation into whether nine people, including Republican Attorney General nominee Matthew DePerno, should be […]

Bill codifying same-sex marriage nears critical vote in U.S. Senate

BY: - September 7, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate is on track to vote on a bill codifying marriage equality as soon as next week with negotiators increasingly confident it could become law. Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday they’re close to getting at least 10 Republicans to back the same-sex marriage […]

Michigan Supreme Court strikes down challenge to term limits ballot measure

BY: - September 7, 2022

An attempt to have the Michigan Supreme Court either reject a constitutional amendment or have petitioners break it up into two ballot measures before Michigan voters in November has failed. The Michigan Legislative Term Limits and Financial Disclosure Amendment (Proposal 1) will now likely be on the ballot as written. It seeks to reduce the […]

Updated: Court of Claims judge rules 1931 abortion ban can’t be enforced 

BY: - September 7, 2022

Updated, 3:16 p.m. 9/7/22 and 3:51 9/7/22 with comments from Planned Parenthood, Attorney General Dana Nessel The Michigan Court of Claims ruled Wednesday that the state’s 1931 abortion ban law is “unconstitutional” and cannot be enforced. Court of Claims Judge Elizabeth Gleicher, who issued an injunction in May that barred enforcement of the 91-year-old abortion […]

Nessel: Board’s deadlock on abortion rights ballot proposal sets ‘most dangerous precedent’

BY: - September 7, 2022

Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel is calling on the Michigan Supreme Court to issue a writ of mandamus to force the Board of State Canvassers to certify the language of the Reproductive Freedom For All (RFFA) constitutional amendment. Last week, the board deadlocked on whether the spacing between words in the RFFA proposal summary is […]