Michigan Supreme Court justice is resigning

March 30, 2017
Robert Young Jr., an outspoken conservative, is resigning from the Michigan Supreme Court after 18 years, including six as chief justice. Read More

Michigan appeals court rules on guns at public schools

December 23, 2016
Michigan public schools can ban guns from their campuses, the state appeals court ruled, rejecting a challenge by gun-rights groups and parents who are licensed to carry firearms. Read More

Court awards insurance windfall to ex-wife

March 21, 2016
A woman can collect a $120,000 insurance windfall after the death of her former husband, despite their divorce years ago. Read More

Grand Rapids marijuana law stands

December 14, 2015
A Grand Rapids law that makes possession of small amounts of marijuana an offense similar to a traffic ticket has survived a challenge in the Michigan Supreme Court after the justices declined to take an appeal from a prosecutor. Read More

Gov. Snyder: Michigan will 'fully comply' with gay marriage

June 26, 2015
Governor Rick Snyder has pledged to “fully comply” with a U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide and urged Michigan residents to embrace the state's diversity by treating everyone with respect. Read More

Energy company settles with state over oil spill

May 13, 2015
An energy company responsible for one of the largest inland oil spills in U.S. history will restore or create 300 acres of wetlands as part of a sweeping agreement to improve the Kalamazoo River watershed. Read More

Unions lose challenge to Michigan right-to-work law

February 10, 2015
DETROIT — A judge has dismissed an open-meetings lawsuit by unions that sought to overturn the state’s right-to-work law. Read More

Snyder vetoes bills prohibiting e-cigarette regulation

January 22, 2015
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed bills to prohibit e-cigarettes from being regulated as tobacco products under Michigan law. Read More

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