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Vigil for Michael Brown at Detroit federal court

A large prayer vigil for Michael Brown is expected to be held Tuesday outside of the Detroit federal courthouse. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Schuette files brief urging U.S. Supreme Court to take gay marriage case

Schuette files brief urging U.S. Supreme Court to take gay marriage case

Associated Press – LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and supporters of gay marriage have at least one thing in common: They want the U.S. Supreme Court to use a Michigan case to settle the legality of same-sex nuptials. Schuette’s office filed a legal brief Monday at the Supreme Court. He wants the court […]

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Gay marriage issue ‘is at least debatable,’ argues Michigan in Supreme Court filing

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Monday, weeks ahead of deadline, filed a response to a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision affirming the state’s gay marriage ban. Full News here – Detroit News

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4 reasons Supreme Court asked to review Michigan gay marriage case

Lawyers for April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse on Monday filed a petition for the Supreme Court to hear their case challenging Michigan’s gay marriage ban. Full News here – Detroit News

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Same-sex couples file U.S. Supreme Court appeal

Mark Sherman Associated Press – WASHINGTON — Same-sex couples seeking the right to marry are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to settle the issue of gay marriage nationwide. Appeals filed Friday urge the justices to review last week’s lower court ruling that upheld anti-gay marriage laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of […]

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How Richard Bernstein, Michigan’s 1st blind Supreme Court justice, says he’ll approach job

For 15 years, Michigan Supreme Court Justice-elect Richard Bernstein operated the public services division of his father’s law firm with a “military-like precision.” He says he’ll bring that intensity to Michigan’s highest court. Full News here – Detroit News

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Appeals court says gay marriage legalization appears inevitable, but upholds Michigan ban

The question is “When?” the judges wrote. The answer: Not now, they decided. Full News here – Detroit News

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Michigan’s gay marriage ban reinstated; lawyer plans possible appeal to Supreme Court

Associated Press – A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states including Michigan, breaking ranks with other courts that have considered the issue and setting up the prospect of Supreme Court review. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that heard arguments on gay marriage bans or restrictions in […]

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Michigan gay marriage ban upheld by appeals court

“Do the benefits of standing by the traditional definition of marriage make up for these costs? The question demands an answer–but from elected legislators, not life-tenured judges,” the majority wrote. Full News here – Detroit News

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Report: Appellate court rules unused Borders gift cards worthless

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with two lower courts Wednesday, ruling that customers who got stuck with unused Borders gift cards will not be compensated by the defunct bookstore, the Wall Street Journal reports. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Report: Bob Bashara’s daughter told court about his porn habit

Robert Bashara’s children testified against him in court Thursday, revealing cheating, pornography and fake tears. Full News here – Detroit News

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Appeals court: GM not on the hook for botched 200 million euro Saab deal

General Motors is not legally responsible for botching a last-ditch 200 million euro deal that could have spared Swedish car manufacturer Saab from bankruptcy liquidation, according to a federal appeals court ruling. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Court witness: Detroit will have to ‘bootstrap’ its way through first couple post-bankruptcy years

But the city would have to borrow more money to get its reinvestment plan going in the first couple of post-bankruptcy years, said expert witness Marti Kopacz on the stand Wednesday. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit corruption case reboots in federal court

Detroit corruption case reboots in federal court Detroit — The lawyer for former Detroit Treasurer Jeffrey Beasley told jurors during his opening statements Thursday in the corruption trial against Beasley and two others that his client did not take bribes or kickbacks in exchange for votes to win … Full News here – Read more […]

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US urges court to deny ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s appeal

The government is urging a federal appeals court to deny former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s request to have his corruption conviction overturned and grant him a new trial. Full News here – Detroit News

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