Supreme Court

How a Mississippi court case could pave the way for new abortion bans across the U.S.

BY: - October 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — A six-week abortion ban in Texas enacted in September forced those seeking abortion services in the Lone Star State to look across state lines for care. But the timing couldn’t have been worse for Texans living near the state’s eastern border. The law took effect as neighboring Louisiana was reeling from the destruction […]

Two major concealed carry cases could impact gun rights in Michigan

BY: - October 11, 2021

The Supreme Court, which began its term last week, is slated to hear arguments Nov. 3 on a case that could redefine an individual’s right to bear arms in public.  The case is New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Corlett, involving a New York law that mandates applicants present a “proper cause” […]

COMMENTARY

Column: Michigan could become Texas on abortion rights

BY: - October 9, 2021

In one year, abortion could be illegal in Michigan.  A recently released report adds Michigan to the growing list of “red alert” states – states where abortion could quickly become illegal if Roe v. Wade is struck down by the Supreme Court. Also on that list: Texas, where a blatantly unconstitutional law is back in […]

Mich. solicitor general will be first Arab-American woman to argue before SCOTUS

BY: - October 4, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court, which begins its term this week, will hear arguments from Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud, the first Arab-American Muslim woman to do so. Hammoud will be representing the state of Michigan in Brown v. Davenport on Tuesday.   The case will help to spell out when a violation of a defendant’s rights […]

‘An alarming time for women in our country’: Hundreds rally in Lansing for reproductive rights

BY: - October 2, 2021

Cheryl Bukoff, 76, remembers when Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. Now, nearly 50 years later, the Detroit woman is fighting to uphold that constitutional right to abortion.  “When I was a young person in Michigan, we didn’t have these rights and women had to go to Chicago or somewhere else to have an […]

New: Analysis shows Mich. among states in danger of losing abortion rights if Roe is overturned

BY: - October 1, 2021

Updated, 11:27 a.m., 10/01/21 with comment from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer  Michigan is one of 26 states most likely to quickly move to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to overturn Roe v. Wade. That’s from a new analysis from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s […]

Dozens of Michigan Dems sign brief to protect Roe v. Wade

BY: - September 24, 2021

Forty-five Michigan Democratic lawmakers signed onto an amicus brief demanding that the U.S. Supreme Court uphold Roe v. Wade. “Abortion is health care. We will not sit quietly while a certain small faction attempts to dismantle a person’s right to their own reproductive freedom,” Sens. Jim Ananich (D-Flint) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) said in a […]

LGBTQ+ advocates worry about fate of same-sex marriage as SCOTUS weighs overturning Roe v. Wade

BY: - September 24, 2021

As the U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear in December a challenge to Mississippi’s abortion ban that could overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision — some LGBTQ+ advocates are concerned that threats to same-sex marriage are on the horizon. The Supreme Court only ruled six years ago to legalize same-sex marriage in Obergefell […]

Michigan joins AG coalition against Miss. abortion ban, SCOTUS to hear case in December

BY: - September 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 1 in a case that threatens to overturn decades of abortion protections established under the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. The upcoming case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, stems from a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks. It has been […]

What will happen to telemedicine abortion in Michigan if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

BY: - September 15, 2021

Following a U.S. Supreme Court opinion earlier this month allowing a Texas abortion ban to go into effect, many people across the country are considering what their future options may be for safe, legal abortions.  It’s the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S. to go into effect, banning abortions as early as six weeks […]

Billions of dollars in federal rental aid remains stalled in slow-moving states, localities

BY: - September 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — Make it simpler to apply for rental assistance money. Allow landlords to apply on behalf of unresponsive tenants. And consolidate two overlapping federal programs aimed at getting financial help to struggling renters. Those were among the proposals that U.S. House members weighed during a hearing Friday on how to better help states and localities […]

Whitmer calls on GOP Legislature to repeal Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban 

BY: - September 8, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged the Michigan Legislature on Tuesday to repeal a 1931 state law criminalizing abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court last week issued an unsigned order allowing a Texas abortion ban law to go into effect. Experts say the recent SCOTUS opinion signals the fall of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case […]