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International legal experts argue for upholding Michigan gay marriage ban in Supreme Court brief

A group of legal experts from 27 different countries filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court this week, calling for gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee to be upheld. Full News here – Detroit News

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Supreme Court reject’s Dearborn murder convict’s argument for retrial over lawyer’s 10-minute absence

Cory Donald, a 26-year-old inmate at Chippewa Correctional Facility in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, sought relief by citing a 1984 Supreme Court finding in United States v. Cronic that if a defendant “is denied counsel at a critical stage of his trial,” the accused suffered unconstitutional prejudice in court. Full News here – Detroit News

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Quicken Loans reportedly unfazed by Supreme Court overtime ruling

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling which states loan offices are eligible for overtime pay reportedly won’t affect Quicken Loans, because the company already offers overtime to its employees. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Banning gay marriage ‘inconsistent’ with limited-government values, say conservatives in Supreme Court brief

A group of 303 conservatives signed onto an amicus brief filed Friday with the U.S. Supreme in support of challenges to gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Full News here – Detroit News

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Conservative super-donor David Koch supporting gay marriage in Supreme Court amicus brief

A group of high-profile conservatives plans to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme in support of gay marriage ban challenges out of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Full News here – Detroit News

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Michigan couple’s Supreme Court brief in gay marriage case focuses on ‘injury to children’

A Supreme Court brief filed Friday by lawyers for a Michigan couple challenging the state’s gay marriage ban focuses on children, arguing that preventing same-sex parents from marrying leaves kids vulnerable to economic and psychological harm. Full News here – Detroit News

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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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