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Last week, an Ingham County judge ordered Kosgar Lado, a 21-year old Lansing resident, to be held in the state psychiatric hospital in Kalamazoo for up to 15 months or until he can be deemed competent to stand trial for a felony charge of lying to police.

Legislation that would change the way lawsuits filed against the state are handled is headed to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.

Lawsuits filed against the state would go to a new division of the Michigan Court of Appeals under a bill approved Wednesday by the state Senate.

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The Michigan Court of Appeals says local governments cannot stop people from growing or using medical marijuana.

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Michigan officials are waiting to see how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the federal health care law championed by President Obama.

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Review teams that recommend whether a city or school district should be taken over by a state-appointed emergency manager don’t have to meet in public.

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The state Court of Appeals says a Baptist pastor may not testify about the confession allegedly made to him by a member of his congregation.

The Michigan Court of Appeals again has put the brakes on a case that threatened to derail or delay a deal reached between the city of Detroit and a state-appointed financial review team.