SCOTUS http://wkar.org en SCOTUS upholds Michigan's race admissions ban http://wkar.org/post/scotus-upholds-michigans-race-admissions-ban <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-499d30d4-8eb5-40bd-612f-81a358b9e9a0" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Michigan Attorney General<a href="https://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-19441-248720--,00.html"> Bill Schuette</a> spoke <span id="docs-internal-guid-499d30d4-8eb5-40bd-612f-81a358b9e9a0" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">yesterday</span> at a press conference about the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld Michigan’s constitutional amendment which prohibits affirmative action at the State’s public universities. In the 6-2, ruling, the judges offered five separate opinions showcasing drastically different views. </span> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:16:37 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 52623 at http://wkar.org SCOTUS upholds Michigan's race admissions ban Michigan tribe's SCOTUS case could have far-reaching effects http://wkar.org/post/michigan-tribes-scotus-case-could-have-far-reaching-effects <p>The <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/">U.S. Supreme Court&nbsp; </a>will hear oral arguments today in a Michigan case with potential repercussions for other states as well. &nbsp;&nbsp;It involves Indian tribal rights and casino operations.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:44:24 +0000 Current State 46073 at http://wkar.org Michigan tribe's SCOTUS case could have far-reaching effects Responses to SCOTUS decisions on DOMA and gay rights http://wkar.org/post/responses-scotus-decisions-doma-and-gay-rights <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gay rights activists cheered two decisions yesterday by the U.S. Supreme Court.&nbsp; One overturns the federal Defense of Marriage Act (</span>DOMA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">), the other essentially allows same-sex marriages in the state of California. Among other things, the </span>DOMA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ruling means many gay spouses will be able to receive Social Security benefits, jointly file tax returns and share healthcare plans without a tax penalty. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:28:51 +0000 Current State 38268 at http://wkar.org Responses to SCOTUS decisions on DOMA and gay rights SCOTUS rules against gene patenting http://wkar.org/post/scotus-rules-against-gene-patenting <div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p>The U.S. Supreme Court has&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-398_8njq.pdf">ruled</a> unanimously that naturally occurring human genes cannot be patented. The ruling will affect researchers, universities and industries.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:46:46 +0000 Current State 37575 at http://wkar.org SCOTUS rules against gene patenting SCOTUS Ruling Gives 350+ MI Inmates Chance For Parole http://wkar.org/post/scotus-ruling-gives-350-mi-inmates-chance-parole <p>The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down state laws that allow juveniles to be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. Michigan is one of several states that allowed juveniles to be sentenced to life without parole.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:08:31 +0000 Rick Pluta 19523 at http://wkar.org SCOTUS Ruling Gives 350+ MI Inmates Chance For Parole