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Gov. Rick Snyder looked within his own staff to make his latest appointment to the Michigan Supreme Court on Friday, choosing his chief lawyer Elizabeth Clement to fill a vacancy created when a justice left for the federal appellate bench.


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Local governments are winners after the Michigan Supreme Court turned down an appeal in a major dispute over how to value big-box stores for tax purposes.

Michigan's Supreme Court building.
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A man who slammed the gavel and declared, "Hear ye, hear ye," at the Michigan Supreme Court for more than 25 years has died. 

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The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the case of a man who was placed on the sex offender registry for touching a girl's breasts, even though his case was dismissed in 1997 after successful probation and community service.

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The Michigan Supreme Court has awarded more than three million dollars in grants to circuit courts across the state. 


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The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected an appeal in the case of an unusual school labor agreement that was widely viewed as a way to get around the state's right-to-work law.

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Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen faced members of the US Senate today as she seeks a promotion to the federal bench.


Two northern Michigan townships have won a key ruling from the Michigan Supreme Court in a dispute over valuable land for a commercial project.

Former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young
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UPDATED AT 7:00 A.M. - Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bob Young Jr. launched his U.S. Senate campaign Wednesday, touting his conservative record and becoming the second Republican to seek the nomination to challenge third-term Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2018.

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The Michigan Supreme Court says the First Amendment doesn't automatically give a legal shield to church-based schools in lawsuits over their decisions.

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President Donald J. Trump named Michigan Supreme Court justice Joan Larsen to federal appeals court. 

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Supreme Court: Tax breaks OK for for-profit Michigan schools.

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The Michigan Senate has passed a bill that would create a funding board to help pay for infrastructure improvements in Flint. We talk with the Michigan Public Radio Network’s Cheyna Roth about that and the race for two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court.


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Twice in the 20th century, the Michigan Supreme Court heard cases involving red flags.  One man was at the center of both cases.

Fahle Burman was an American of Scandinavian descent living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  He was a socialist and activist supportive of labor unions and learned the hard way about the importance people assign to flags, in this case, red flags.  

John Beck is an Associate Professor in MSU’s School of Human Resources and Labor Relations and is a student of labor history.  

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One of the criminal justice issues being discussed during this year’s One Book, One Community program is mandatory minimum sentences. The Michigan Supreme Court eliminated mandatory minimums earlier this year. We talk with District Court Judge Hugh Clarke Jr. and MSU criminal justice professor Christopher Smith in advance of a forum on the subject tonight.


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