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Dana Nessel
dana2018.com

Democrats want Dana Nessel as their candidate for state Attorney General in 2018.  The party held its endorsement convention Sunday.  Thousands gathered to vote on who should be on the ballot.


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For more than two decades, Rick Pluta has been covering Michigan politics in Lansing as chief correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network.  He has his finger on the pulse of what is happening at levels of state government.  Now, he'll regularly share his expertise with you in 89.1 WEMU's new feature, 'The State of Politics." 


Ann Arbor Public Schools

The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday afternoon in two separates cases involving guns in schools.  One of those cases involves the Ann Arbor public school district.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with Ann Arbor school superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift about the district's stance on guns in school.


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The debate over firearms and school safety found its way Wednesday to the Michigan Supreme Court


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For more than two decades, Rick Pluta has been covering Michigan politics in Lansing as chief correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network.  He has his finger on the pulse of what is happening at levels of state government.  Now, he'll regularly share his expertise with you in 89.1 WEMU's new feature, 'The State of Politics." 


Guns
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A major firearms case will be debated in front of the Michigan Supreme Court next week.  But advocates on both sides say it’s about more than whether someone can carry a firearm on school grounds.


Police Car
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The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether police officers illegally searched the backpack of a passenger in a stopped vehicle.  The passenger says officers should have first asked his permission.


Prisons
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Inmates sent to prison as children can sue the state over sexual abuse and other alleged misconduct, under a ruling from the Michigan Court of Appeals.


Michigan Supreme Court
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The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether it’s legal for judges to order defendants to pay fees and court costs.  A defendant says that violates the state constitution.


Classroom
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A fight between school employees and the state ended today – in favor of the employees.


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A state appeals court says a former tribal police chief who pleaded guilty to fraud charges can’t run for state or local political offices.  The case will now go to the state Supreme Court.


Michigan Supreme Court
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The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether prosecutors can force elected lawmakers to give up their seats as part of a plea deal.  That decision won’t come in time to determine whether a former state senator should be removed from the November ballot. 


Yousef Rabhi
Michigan House Democrats / housedems.com

A week after a public forum on the 1,4 dioxane plume contaminating groundwater in Scio Township and Ann Arbor, you’ll get the latest on what is being done to address the problem. The potential carcinogen continues to spread in groundwater from the old Gelman Sciences facility on Wagner Road in Scio Township, slowly moving towards the Huron River. In this week’s "Issues of the Environment," WEMU’s David Fair catches up with State Representative Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) to see what is being done to move from plume containment to actual clean-up. 


Michigan Supreme Court
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The Michigan Supreme Court says religious schools cannot claim a blanket exemption from being sued for violating anti-discrimination laws.


Kurtis Wilder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder has chosen the newest member of the Michigan Supreme Court.


Joan Larsen
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen has been chosen by President Trump to serve on the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals.  Trump once put Larsen on his list of judges and lawyers he would consider naming to the US Supreme Court. 


Michigan Hall of Justice
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Teachers don’t have to wait if they want to drop out of their union.  That ruling was handed down Wednesday by the Michigan Court of Appeals.  The court said the Michigan Education Association can’t force teachers who want to leave to wait until an August “opt-out period.”


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The Michigan Supreme Court today will consider whether conversations with an attorney trigger the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act.


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A former Livingston County principal is getting her day in court.


Robert Young
Michigan Courts / courts.mi.gov

State Supreme Court Justice Robert Young plans to retire at the end of next month, if not sooner.  His plan is to return to his former law firm.


Michigan Supreme Court
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The city of Escanaba is taking on big box stores in the Michigan Supreme Court.  The city says the home improvement store Menards is dodging taxes. 


Michigan Supreme Court
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The Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about how the state handles juvenile life without parole cases.  


Michigan Supreme Court
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Supporters of continuing the statewide presidential ballot recount maintain the slimmest of hopes that it might resume once the Michigan Supreme Court weighs in.     


Vote Here
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A state elections panel meets this morning to deal with a court order to end the recount of ballots cast in Michigan’s presidential election.  


Michigan Supreme Court
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A plan will go ahead to let private and religious schools get taxpayer money for health and safety programs mandated by the state.  That’s after the Michigan Supreme Court declined to weigh in on the issue.


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