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Schuette v. BAMN: How the Court Undermined Racial Liberty in the Democratic Process

Elise Boddie | Posted 06.30.2014 | Black Voices
Elise Boddie

The Supreme Court's Schuette and Shelby decisions send a disturbing signal that ensuring unimpeded minority access to the processes that decide minority interests is not worthy of federal judicial intervention.

State AG Moves To Review Decision Legalizing Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette (SHOO'-tee) wants an entire federal appeals court to take a look at a decision overturning th...

White Nationalist Group Claims Legalizing Gay Marriage Is 'Slippery Slope' To Pedophilia, Zoophilia

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

A homophobic brief filed in Michigan's ongoing gay marriage case has been denounced by the state's attorney general. Attorney Kyle Bristow filed t...

Attorney General Schuette and States' Rights: Is He Shooting from the Hyp?

Michael Komorn | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Michael Komorn

It is clear that Attorney General Bill Schuette has built his image around fighting for Michigan and is a very vocal advocate of states' rights. But at some point someone has to point out his inconsistencies when it comes to particular issues.

To the Supremes: Hands Off Affirmative Action

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard testimony Tuesday, October 15, 2013 on an Affirmative Action case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.

Detroit STILL Rooting Out Corruption

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.29.2013 | Black Voices

When former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was found guilty in a major public corruption case this March, many hoped the decision meant a new day had ...

Pensioners Pick Up Surprising Defender In Bankruptcy Fight

AP | Posted 07.27.2013 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's attorney general says he's joining the Detroit bankruptcy case on behalf of pensioners. According to a statement release...

Michigan A.G. Wants Investigation Of Company Linked To Meningitis Deaths

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.26.2013 | Detroit

Last year, a deadly wave of meningitis hit Michigan hard, and state Attorney General Bill Schuette wants some answers. He'd like to find out wheth...

Detroit School Board WIns In Court

Detroit Free Press | Posted 02.08.2013 | Detroit

The state attorney general lost a court challenge this week to remove most of Detroit's school board. In an order signed on Tuesday, Wayne County C...

Attorney General Schuette Pushes Judge For Removal Of Detroit School Board Members

The Detroit News | Posted 01.10.2013 | Detroit

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is continuing his quest to unseat seven members of the Detroit Board of Education and plans to persuade a judg...

State's Affirmative Action Ban Will Stay In Effect, For Now

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 01.30.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — The ruling that ended Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions was put on hold Friday until the U.S. Supreme Court d...

AG To Troy: Call Special Election Or Get Sued

Troy Patch | Posted 11.30.2012 | Detroit

The chief legal counsel for Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has told Troy: Either order a special election on Feb. 26, 2013, or face litigatio...

Detroit School Board Acts Fast After PA 4 Is Scrapped

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

After Michigan voters repealed a law that allowed the state to appoint emergency managers to financially struggling municipalities and school district...

Unions Try New Tactic After Setbacks

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- It's hardly a return to the Depression era, when company guards roughed up labor organizers at auto plants.  But times are to...

Michigan's Marijuana Dispensaries May Be Outlawed

Posted 10.11.2012 | Detroit

The fate of Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries are on the line in a case that will be decided by the state's highest court. Michigan's Supreme Co...

Michigan Politicians Sound Off On Obamacare Supreme Court Decision

Posted 06.28.2012 | Detroit

In a 5-4 decision issued today, the nation’s highest court declared the individual health insurance mandate constitutional, upholding the central pr...

Hash Bash Gears Up For Largest-Ever Weed Fest

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.06.2012 | Detroit

There will be a political charge amid the haze at the University of Michigan Diag Saturday, as thousands flock to Ann Arbor for the city's 41st annual...

Should Prisoners Pay Sales Tax?

Posted 03.15.2012 | Detroit

Inmates in Michigan correctional facilities have been exempt from the state sales tax since 1971, but that may soon change. A piece of legislation ext...

City Employee Stole Funds To Pay For Furniture, Kid's Summer Camp

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

A former employee of Detroit's Department of Human Services is facing fraud charges from the state attorney general's office for allegedly embezzling ...

Snyder Set To Debut Public Safety Plan

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.07.2012 | Detroit

A month after he rolled out his proposed budget, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will make an address on his plans to beef up public safety from Flint, one ...

David Sands

Michiganders Demand Repeal Of Hated Law

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit

After nearly nine months of gathering signatures, members of the coalition Stand Up for Democracy traveled by bus to Michigan's capitol Wednesday to d...

Forming A National Alliance To Protect Pot Patients

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.08.2012 | Detroit

A new Michigan-based, national coalition of medical marijuana advocates is coming together to defend the rights of patients and dispensaries. The N...

Wayne State Symposium Explores Politics Of Pot

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.27.2012 | Detroit

Wayne State University is holding a symposium on marijuana policy Friday to discuss the drug's social, economic, health and legal implications. Former...

More Cops Please, Says Attorney General

Posted 01.25.2012 | Detroit

Michigan can't prosper without more police, claims Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who is calling on the governor to direct funds from the st...

Campaign To Legalize Pot Kicks Off In Michigan

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.20.2012 | Detroit

Michigan activists are kicking off a campaign Friday to amend the state constitution to legalize marijuana. If passed, the proposed amendment would...