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U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear arguments from opponents of new Detroit River bridge

Associated Press – The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down an appeal in a lawsuit that challenges the selection of a Detroit neighborhood for a new bridge to Canada. Neighborhood groups and the private owners of the Ambassador Bridge claim the federal government violated environmental law, among other legal standards. But the work of the […]

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DTE can charge customers who opt out of ‘smart’ meters, appeals court rules

Associated Press – The Michigan Court of Appeals has rejected challenges from people who don’t want a new digital “smart” meter from DTE Energy Co. The court says state regulators did nothing illegal or unreasonable in approving an opt-out program. It allows Detroit-based DTE to charge customers about $ 10 a month to send someone to […]

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Detroit court employee indicted for embezzling more than $10,000

A Wayne County District Court employee is accused of using his authority to redirect or extort more than $ 10,000. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit Lions’ Nick Fairley in court for jury selection in DUI case

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was in Alabama court Wednesday for the start of a trial that is nearly three years in the making Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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Supreme Court action in Alabama gay marriage may offer clue on upcoming Michigan ruling

The high court’s refusal to stay an Alabama court ruling is being interpreted by some as an early indication of the justices leaning toward a decision in favor of same-sex marriage this summer. Full News here – Detroit News

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Court rejects unions’ challenge to right-to-work law, says Capitol lockout not illegal

Associated Press – A judge has rejected a challenge from opponents of Michigan’s right-to-work law who claimed people were illegally locked out of the Capitol when lawmakers debated the legislation in 2012. Judge Deborah Servitto of the Michigan Court of Claims ruled in favor of the Legislature and dismissed the lawsuit Friday. She says the […]

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‘Judge Mathis’ court show to have Detroit flair with wild week of local cases, litigants

DETROIT, MI — Nationally syndicated, reality-based court show “Judge Mathis,” presided over by former Detroit District Court Judge Greg Mathis, will feature next week a series of cases with local flair. All “Judge Mathis” episodes from Feb. 9-13 will be cases with litigants “from across Detroit,” according to a show press release sent to MLive.com. […]

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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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