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Residents who were falsely accused of defrauding Michigan’s unemployment benefits system won another victory Thursday when the state appeals court ruled 3-0 that their lawsuit seeking financial damages should proceed.

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The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to look at a misdemeanor conviction that raises key questions about free speech.

Keith Wood was distributing pamphlets in 2015 outside the Mecosta County courthouse in Big Rapids. He told people they could choose their conscience over the law if they were picked to serve on a jury.

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A group of lawmakers, judges, and law enforcement is starting to get a better idea of who is in Michigan’s jails and why.


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The state Supreme Court ruled a police officer went too far by arresting a drunk driving suspect after he was pulled into her home during a struggle. 


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The Michigan Supreme Court is considering the legality of Republican lawmakers' unprecedented maneuver to significantly scale back minimum wage increases and paid sick leave requirements that began as ballot drives.

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Lawyers from the state Attorney General’s Office will be in front of the Michigan Supreme Court Wednesday. The twist? They’ll be arguing both sides of the same issue.

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The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday on a request for an advisory opinion. The issue revolves around how the state Legislature handled two measures that were headed for the ballot last year.


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The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the practice of charging people for the costs of running local courts, a law that brings in tens of millions of dollars each year across the state and helps prop up ailing city budgets.

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The Michigan Supreme Court is unsure if it can weigh in on the method used to change Michigan’s minimum wage and earned sick time laws, and it wants Attorney General Dana Nessel to weigh in.

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A state statute raises confusion about the legal age of consent for some crimes.  The Michigan Supreme Court wants clarification.


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The Michigan Supreme Court has removed Livingston County District Court Judge Theresa Brennan from the bench. Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta tells us the court found Brennan is liable for misconduct that reflected poorly on the judicial system.


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A Livingston County judge has been ordered to trial on criminal charges related to her divorce.

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The Michigan Supreme Court will take another look at whether it’s ever OK for taxpayer dollars to go to private or parochial schools.

As Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta reports, the court is responding to a challenge against state budgets.


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The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to take up a major lower court decision that allows Michigan tax dollars to flow to private schools.

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It is now up to the Michigan Supreme Court to decide whether to remove a judge accused of misconduct. That’s after a hearing Wednesday in Lansing.

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