The Flint water plant tower is seen, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Michigan’s Largest Civil Settlement to Make Amends in Flint Water Crisis

Republican officials repeatedly dismissed Flint residents who said their water was making them sick, until it turned into a full-blown crisis. Now, with a state government under Democratic control, Michigan is finally making some amends—in a big way.

The Michigan State Capital building is seen March 17, 2008 in Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Feds Seize Phone Records of Former Republican Michigan House Leader

A former leader of the Michigan House had his phone seized as part of a federal investigation that involved grand jury subpoenas, search warrants and bank records, according to court documents.

Former Gov. Rick Snyder, listens to comments during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing about the Flint Water Crisis.
Michigan Court Turns Aside More Appeals in Flint Water Cases

Prosecutors lost decisions last week in two more Flint water cases as the state appeals court affirmed the dismissal of charges against a former high-ranking health official and the city's ex-manager.

Failed Casino Deal: Sault Tribe to Appeal $88M Lawsuit

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will appeal a recent casino-related court decision that could cost them $88 million, the tribe announced this week.

A row of voting booths at a polling station. (Image via Shutterstock)
3 Michigan 2020 Electors Sue 16 GOP Fake Electors

A lawsuit filed in Kent County Circuit Court Wednesday seeks damages against 16 Michigan Republicans who submitted fraudulent electoral certificates that falsely claimed former President Donald Trump won the state in 2020.

Visitors file past at the Van Gogh painting "Une Liseuse De Romans", also known as "The Novel Reader", during the Van Gogh in America exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Detroit. (Andy Morrison/Detroit News via AP)
Judge: Detroit Museum ‘Blameless’ in Van Gogh Dispute

On Thursday, a judge heard arguments over control of the painting—saying he hoped the dispute could be settled without entangling the Detroit Institute of Arts. There was no immediate decision about the future of the painting, which is still on loan to the museum as part of a rare van Gogh exhibition.

Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden will be taking a seat at the Michigan Supreme Court come January. Photo: Kyra Harris Bolden
“That’s How You Catch Injustice.” Michigan’s Newest Supreme Court Justice Reflects on Representation and the Role of the Court 

Bolden, a former legislator, said she will bring a new lived experience to Michigan's highest court.