Stories tagged: "Supreme Court"

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US Supreme Court: Deaf Michigan Student Likely to Prevail in Education Case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed sympathetic to the arguments of a deaf student who sued his public school system for providing an inadequate education, a legal challenge important for other disabled students and their families.

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.

Michigan's Supreme Court Justices (from top left to bottom right): Chief Justice Elizabeth Clement, David Viviano, Richard Bernstein, Mary Cavanagh, (bottom row) Stephen Markman, Former Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, Brian Zahra. Since this photo was taken in 2020, Markman retired and Elizabeth Welch joined the Court. Kyra Harris Bolden will be taking McCormack's seat in January, after she stepped down before her eight-year term was up. (Michigan Supreme Court)
What Does the Michigan Supreme Court Do?

The Michigan Supreme Court has the power to interpret state laws and decide how they apply to everyday Michiganders. But how does it work?

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a rally at the State Capitol building. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
New Polls Say Michigan Voters are Angry About Roe, and Plan to Lean on Whitmer in November

Polling data suggests that anger over abortion rights will translate into enthusiasm at the polls—and it's mostly for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Roe’s Overturn Means Fear and Suffering. It’s Time For Us To Help Each Other.

Last week, I started the passport application process. Not for an exciting trip abroad or an international career move. I applied for my passport because on Friday, June 24, I got a call from my girlfriend at 10:50 a.m.––minutes after Roe v. Wade had been overturned.  She had an urgency in her voice as she...

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Explainer: Key Terms to Know Amid Michigan’s Battle for Abortions Rights 

As part of our ongoing coverage, we’ve assembled the following glossary to help readers better understand the situation at play.

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

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