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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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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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