Stories tagged: "Michigan Supreme Court"


In this Oct. 8, 2019 file photo, supporters of LGBT rights stage a protest on the street in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Michigan Supreme Court: Anti-Discrimination Law Protects LGBTQ+

In a key ruling, the state's anti-discrimination law was extended to also include formal protections based on sexual orientation.

The Michigan Supreme Court's Hall of Justice is seen, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Michigan Supreme Court Bars Automatic Life Sentences for 18-Year-Olds

The Michigan Supreme Court outlawed automatic life sentences for people who were 18 when they participated in first-degree murder.

Unemployed Wrongly Accused of Fraud Can Seek Cash from State

Thousands of people who were wrongly accused of fraud when seeking unemployment benefits can seek financial relief from the state.

The Flint water plant tower is seen, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Flint. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Defense Seeks Sanctions Against State in Flint Water Case

It's the latest salvo since the Michigan Supreme Court in June said a one-person grand jury had no authority under state law to return indictments against former Gov. Rick Snyder and eight other people.

The Michigan Supreme Court's Hall of Justice is seen, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
No Summer Resolution to Big Dispute Over Paying Court Costs in Michigan

The Michigan Supreme Court signaled Friday that there will be no summer decision in a high-stakes dispute over paying court costs.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a rally at the State Capitol building. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
Misinformation Spreads Amid Legal Battle for Abortion Rights

Citing “confusion” over the legality abortions in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked the state Supreme Court to weigh in—and quickly.

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A Look at the Petition to Guarantee Abortion Rights for Michiganders

While court battles wage over the future of abortion access, a petition could put that right to a majority vote of the people.