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Judge overturns ban on domestic partner benefits

November 13, 2014
DETROIT — A federal judge overturned a Michigan law recently that bars public schools and local governments from offering benefits to same-sex partners, calling it unconstitutional and based on "irrational prejudice." Read More

Judge v. judge: argument reaches state Supreme Court

April 2, 2014
Order in the court? A dispute between two judges has revealed disorder at a West Michigan courthouse. Read More

Court clears path for discrimination claim

January 20, 2014
A road worker in the region who suffered from stress and exposure to soot and diesel fumes can sue his former employer — even though he had sought the job that gave him fits just months earlier. Read More

Vanity license plate stirs free speech debate

January 2, 2014
The state of Michigan is defending its rejection of a vanity license plate and addressing the meaning of free speech. Read More

Video: MSU professor's classes 're-assigned' after anti-Republican tirade

September 6, 2013
EAST LANSING — An award-winning novelist who told students that Republicans have "raped this country" lost his fall teaching assignments at Michigan State University after acknowledging the remarks were offensive, the school said Thursday. Read More

Cooley law grads lose appeal over tuition refund

July 30, 2013
DETROIT — Today's lesson: Are graduates of the largest Michigan law school entitled to a tuition refund if they don't find satisfactory jobs? No, according to a federal appeals court. Read More

Detroit files for bankruptcy

July 19, 2013
DETROIT — At the height of its industrial power, Detroit was an irrepressible engine of the American economy, offering well-paying jobs, a gateway to the middle class for generations of autoworkers and affordable vehicles that put the world on wheels. Read More

Judge says car insurance fund's books are public

January 3, 2013
DETROIT — An insurance fund that slaps a fee on every Michigan car to pay for catastrophic injuries suffered in accidents has been ordered to open its books and demonstrate how it sets the annual rate. Read More

State Supreme Court rules no collective growing of medical marijuana

December 27, 2012
DETROIT — Michigan's medical-marijuana law does not allow a collective grow operation, the state Supreme Court said last week in the case of a Grand Rapids man who gave warehouse space to others to raise pot. The unanimous decision provides more clarity about a 4-year-old law that was approved by voters by a wide margin but lacked details in key areas. Read More