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. 


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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. 


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


Joan Larsen
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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. 


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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
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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.


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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. 


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


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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.     


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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.  


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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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Governor Rick Snyder has asked the Michigan Supreme Court to tell him whether a part of the new state budget complies with the state constitution.


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The Michigan Supreme Court says the music streaming service Pandora does not violate the state’s privacy law by collecting and sharing information about user preferences. 

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A new court rule is supposed to make sure judges in Michigan don’t put people in jail because they can’t afford to pay fines or fees.  


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An annual report from the state Supreme Court says specialty courts that focus on veterans, people with mental illnesses, and those with substance abuse problems are reducing re-offense rates, and saving taxpayers money. 


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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of potential US Supreme Court nominees with two names from Michigan. 

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The University of Michigan Board of Regents, and other public university boards, are allowed to meet behind closed doors as long as they’re not taking formal votes, according to a decision just handed down by the Michigan Court of Appeals.


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The Michigan Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that could set some parameters on state-appointed emergency managers’ authority to change public employee contracts. 


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More than 300 Michigan inmates sentenced as minors to life without parole could get a second chance at early release. 


High school students from across Washtenaw County are seeing the legal process in action when the Michigan Supreme Court hears a case in Ann Arbor Pioneer High School. 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry had a chance to speak about the event with  State Supreme Court Justice, Bridget Mary McCormack.


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Chief justice: Michigan has more vets courts than other states

The Michigan Supreme Court hosted a training day for judges and others assigned to work in specialty veterans courts. Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young says veterans accused and convicted of crimes have unique issues that must be addressed if they're going to be rehabilitated.  

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Lawmakers approve bill to avoid $1 billion budget hole

It looks like Michigan will not face a $1 billion budget hole due to a recent state Supreme Court ruling after all.

The state Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on Wednesday to fix the issue, less than 24 hours after the bill cleared the state House.

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