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Court: Emergency managers control vacancies on school boards

Associated Press – The Michigan appeals court says emergency managers running school districts have the power to fill vacancies on a school board. The court ruled Wednesday in the case of Jonathan Kinloch, who was appointed to the Detroit school board in 2013 by emergency manager Roy Roberts. Kinloch got the cold shoulder at his […]

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Three-year fight over Michigan gay marriage ban heads to Supreme Court

In 14 states where same-sex marriage remains prohibited, the fight rages on: The rights of voters to define marriage versus the rights of individuals to marry whom they choose. Full News here – Detroit News

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U.S. Supreme Court to decide Michigan same-sex marriage case, 3 others

Mark Sherman Associated Press – WASHINGTON — Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry in Michigan and across the country under the Constitution. The justices will take up gay-rights cases from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee that […]

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Justice Department to urge Supreme Court to strike down Michigan gay marriage ban

The U.S. Justice Department will file a brief urging the Supreme Court to rule in favor of gay marriage when it issues an opinion later this year deciding cases out of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday. Full News here – Detroit News

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Supreme Court could decide Friday whether to review Michigan gay marriage case

The U.S. Supreme Court could decide Friday whether to review a Michigan case on the constitutionality of the state’s ban against same-sex marriage. Full News here – Detroit News

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Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban primed for Supreme Court review

Greg Stohr and Andrew Harris Bloomberg – Same-sex marriage advocates are eyeing the end of a decades-long fight as they ask the U.S. Supreme Court for a nationwide ruling that would cap a transformation in the legal rights of gay Americans. The justices may say as soon as today whether they will hear arguments that […]

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Richard Bernstein like family with chief justice colleague on Michigan Supreme Court

Richard Bernstein like family with chief justice colleague on Michigan Supreme Court

Ed White, Associated Press – The Michigan Supreme Court’s newest justice is at ease with Chief Justice Robert Young Jr. After all, Richard Bernstein is like family. In fact, there’s Bernstein in the front row of a large photo at the Young family reunion in 2013. “Little did I know,” Young told The Associated Press, […]

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Supreme Court could decide Jan. 9 whether to review Michigan’s gay marriage case

Court documents in the case challenging Michigan’s gay marriage ban have been distributed to the chambers of the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court for potential discussion in a Jan. 9 conference. Full News here – Detroit News

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Couple’s gay marriage lawsuit against Gov. Snyder is still alive, despite federal court ruling

Brian Merucci and Bruce Morgan want Michigan to recognize their New York marriage license. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Activists who were arrested for blocking water shutoffs march through Downtown Detroit before court hearing

A crowd of about 40 protesters marched through Downtown Detroit and rallied in front of the 36th District Courthouse on Monday in support of nine people arrested during a June demonstration against the city’s water shutoff policies. Full News here – Detroit News

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Supreme Court justice recites lyrics from Eminem song in First Amendment case

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts last week recited lyrics from a dark and disturbing Eminem song released in 1999 as he questioned lawyers during oral arguments in a case that involves artistic use of violent language. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Injured worker can seek benefits under auto insurance, Michigan Supreme Court rules

Sheena Harrison Business Insurance – Injured workers in Michigan are employees of a company, rather than independent contractors, only if they meet three criteria under Michigan’s workers compensation law, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled. The ruling last week stemmed from a lawsuit brought by Joseph Derry, who was injured while vacuuming leaves for Sterling […]

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Supreme Court analyst: Momentum building for review of Michigan gay marriage case

Lawyers for Louisiana on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review Michigan’s landmark gay marriage case as well as a New Orleans federal district court ruling that upheld a same-sex marriage ban there. Full News here – Detroit News

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36th District Court Building In Detroit Evacuated After Bomb Threat

36th District Court Building In Detroit Evacuated After Bomb Threat DETROIT (WWJ) – Police have given the all-clear after a bomb threat at Detroit's 36th District Court Monday morning. The bomb threat caused police to clear the the building, sending hundreds onto the streets of Madison and Brush in Detroit. The threat … Full News here […]

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All clear after 36th District Court evacuated

Police have given the “all-clear” at 36th District Court in downtown Detroit following a bomb threat. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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