Michigan Attorney General

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Civil-rights attorney Dana Nessel will run for state Attorney General


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A report says troubles at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans are largely resolved.


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State agencies have weighed in on the controversial Enbridge Line 5 pipeline.


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A ruling that outraged charities in Michigan could be overturned.  The state Senate has passed a bill to bring back roadside donation collections. 


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A state House bill would make it easier for people to sue their local government to repeal a gun ordinance. 


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A portion of the state Senate budget is getting pushback from the Michigan Crime Victims Services Commission


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The charities you donate to may not be getting all of the money you send to them.

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Governor Rick Snyder has increased his legal defense budget for one of his private attorneys to $3.5 million.


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An Ingham County Circuit court denied a Flint resident’s request for an investigation into Governor Rick Snyder Tuesday.


Lawsuits Surrounding The Flint Water Crisis Pile Up

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A new case accuses Governor Rick Snyder of wrongfully using tax dollars to fund his criminal defense related to the Flint water crisis.  


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Legal troubles are piling for a Detroit-area state lawmaker.  Representative Brian Banks faces new felony charges that he submitted fake paycheck records to get a loan. 


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Democrats at the state Capitol say they plan to put up a fight over spending on criminal defense attorneys for Governor Rick Snyder.  Those lawyers are defending him against legal troubles arising from the Flint water crisis


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AG prison report cites human, technology errors as prime cause of inmate escape

A report by the Michigan Attorney General's office has found both human and technology failures played a part in the prison escape of a convicted murderer.

Michael Elliot slipped out of the Ionia Correctional Facility last February 2 by crawling under fences during a heavy snowfall. He wore white clothes to blend into the snow. He was captured about 24 hours later in Indiana.

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is asking a federal appeals court to uphold the state's 2004 voter-approved gay marriage ban. 

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  US Attorney General Eric Holder has been asked to declare that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages performed in Michigan over the weekend, even if the state won’t. 

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When you think about crime in Michigan, human trafficking may not leap to mind.  But three high-ranking officers in the state Attorney General's office say it probably should.

Chief Deputy Attorney General Carol Isaacs was among those who participated in a discussion on human trafficking at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center Tuesday. 

She says human trafficking - both sexual and labor trafficking - is prevalent in Michigan.

"We think it is under-reported," Isaacs said. "Mis-labeled, un-reported and hidden in plain sight."