Courts

Nessel joins AG coalition urging Supreme Court to reject theory that could ‘wreak havoc’ on elections

BY: - November 1, 2022

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is among 22 attorneys general filing a friend of the court brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could decide who has ultimate authority over federal elections. Moore v. Harper centers on newly drawn maps for North Carolina’s 14 congressional seats. The North Carolina Supreme Court found […]

Nessel compares attack on Pelosi’s husband to Whitmer kidnapping plot

BY: - October 29, 2022

Attorney General Dana Nessel responded Friday to the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, comparing it to the plot in Michigan to kidnap and assassinate Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Nessel said at a rally in Flint that her opponent, Republican attorney general nominee Matt DePerno, supports domestic terrorists like the one who allegedly […]

With basic LGBTQ+ rights on the line, Michigan coalition works to get out the vote

BY: - October 29, 2022

As a cacophony of overt anti-gay and trans bigotry serving as a hallmark for this year’s midterm elections, a statewide coalition of LGBTQ+ organizations is carrying out what they believe to be one of the largest efforts in the nation to get voters to cast ballots for the Nov. 8 election. “Equality Michigan and our […]

Karamo files long-shot lawsuit to require Detroit residents to vote in person

BY: - October 28, 2022

GOP Secretary of State nominee Kristina Karamo filed a lawsuit Wednesday to require Detroit voters to vote in person or obtain their ballots in person at the clerk’s office. “This is the only valid process of identity in the statute because the [Michigan secretary of state] failed to promulgate a signature comparison rule,” the lawsuit […]

COMMENTARY

Column: Men, it’s time to join the fight for abortion access

BY: - October 28, 2022

I didn’t set out to work in abortion care. In fact, I spent the first half of my career working in college athletics. But after some unexpected twists and turns, I found myself at Planned Parenthood.  Over the last 15 years, I’ve learned so much about sexual and reproductive health care, and perhaps even more […]

Former Mich. election director: Proposal 2 voting reforms are ‘nothing new’ in the U.S.

BY: - October 27, 2022

Former Michigan Director of Elections Chris Thomas on Thursday discussed potential benefits of Proposal 2, a statewide voting rights constitutional amendment, and detailed how he believes it’s been mischaracterized through misinformation. “There’s nothing new or novel about this proposal that isn’t being done around the country today. We’ve invented nothing here,” Thomas said during a […]

The Michigan AG race: Where Nessel and DePerno stand on abortion rights

BY: - October 27, 2022

Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel and Republican challenger Matt DePerno have distinctly different views on abortion rights.  Because of that, it’s likely that the right to abortion care could be litigated vastly differently based on who wins on Nov. 8. The attorney general is a state’s chief law enforcement officer who litigates on behalf of […]

Updated: Three more men convicted of supporting plot to kidnap and kill Whitmer

BY: and - October 26, 2022

Three suspects charged with supporting a plot that sought to kidnap and assassinate Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have been convicted on all charges. A Jackson County jury rendered the verdicts Wednesday morning against Joe Morrison, 28, Pete Musico, 44, and Paul Bellar, 24, finding them guilty of providing “material support” for a terrorist act. They […]

Teen enters guilty plea to school shooting in Oxford that killed four, wounded seven others

BY: - October 24, 2022

The teen charged with killing four fellow students in a shooting incident last year at Oxford High School has entered a guilty plea in the case. Ethan Crumbley, 16, pleaded guilty on Monday to all 24 charges, including terrorism and first-degree murder, for carrying out the Nov. 30, 2021, shootings that occurred when officials said […]

Biden student debt forgiveness plan on temporary hold after appeals court ruling

BY: - October 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked the Biden administration from carrying out its student loan forgiveness plan, until the court makes a determination on a request for an injunction brought by six Republican-led states, according to multiple media reports. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is giving the Biden administration […]

Prolonged challenges by losing candidates could overshadow November election results

BY: - October 24, 2022

Joey Gilbert, a Reno-based attorney, lost the GOP primary for Nevada governor by roughly 26,000 votes in June, a margin of around 11 points. But he wasn’t ready to admit defeat. Empowered by former President Donald Trump’s false claims of voter fraud after the 2020 election, Gilbert refused to concede. He offered a $25,000 reward […]

As anti-abortion opponents ramp up ads against Proposal 3, supporters debunk claims

BY: - October 21, 2022

With just over two weeks until voters decide whether or not abortion will be protected in the state Constitution with Proposal 3, supporters say there’s been a stream of misinformation about what the measure would do.  Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit said during a “Yes on Prop 3” press conference Friday afternoon that attempts from […]