US Supreme Court

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The Genesee County prosecutor is asking judges to make sure two dozen felons sentenced as juveniles to life without parole don’t have a chance at freedom.  That’s despite two US Supreme Court decisions that struck down juvenile lifer laws like Michigan’s.

6th Circuit Court of Appeals
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The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals says booking photos in federal cases are not automatically available to the public.  


LGBT Pride
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Celebrations yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage in the United States. 


U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
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The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a First Amendment case filed against the Allegan Police Department by a group that tried to stage an anti-Islamic event at a high school. 


Orlando Shootings
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Vigils around Michigan last night marked the mass shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 

Michigan Supreme Court
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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.  


U.S. Supreme Court
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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. 

6th Circuit Court of Appeals
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A federal appeals court says Michigan still has not fixed problems with its juvenile lifer law that was declared unconstitutional four years ago. 


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


The local LGBT community is closely following the U.S. Supreme Court's tackling of the issue of gay marriage.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.