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Michigan's two Democratic senators who have opposed many of the top nominees of President Donald Trump are facing extra heat before the Senate considers perhaps his most important pick of all — Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.

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You might think that the gap between the far left and the far right in American politics is getting larger, but MSU College of Law professor Frank Ravitch thinks there are ways these opposing forces could work together.


Tuesday Jan 31 8pm ET President Donald Trump will be making an announcement about his nomination for Supreme Court Justice. Follow WKAR for NPR News and PBS NewsHour coverage.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday said increasing diversity on college campuses is a key to diversifying society at large, noting that the number of black students at the University of Michigan is a "real problem."

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and a judge from Germany's highest court will speak at the University of Michigan on diversity, higher education and the role of history in their work.

MI analyst praises SCOTUS health care ruling

Jun 26, 2015

Current State talks with analyst Marianne Udow-Phillips about the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.


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Once again, the future of Obamacare is in the hands of the United States Supreme Court. This summer, the court’s interpretation of four words in the Affordable Care Act will have a significant impact on the future of the law. Many Americans are counting on millions of dollars of Obamacare federal tax credits to pay for health insurance coverage. The high court’s ruling will determine whether those credits will be offered or withdrawn to residents of 34 states, including Michigan.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has begun its new session, and the cases the court has decided not to hear have been getting a lot of attention. The cases the court will hear are highlighted by issues related to unreasonable searches and seizures, and employment discrimination.

Cooley Law professor breaks down Hobby Lobby ruling

Jul 1, 2014
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The Supreme Court of the United States ruled yesterday that the craft company Hobby Lobby can be exempted from paying for certain types of employee birth control.

Breaking down SCOTUS ruling of affirmative action

Jun 25, 2013
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Michigan State University law professor Phil Pucillo discusses the most recent United States Supreme Court ruling involving affirmative action.

Supreme Court to take up Michigan casino case

Jun 25, 2013
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The United States Supreme Court recently agreed to hear the arguments for what kind of authority the state has over a Native American casino located in Vanderbilt, Michigan.

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Michigan’s highest court will decide when the state should cut off certain families from welfare cash assistance. The state Supreme Court heard arguments today.   

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State Attorney General Bill Schuette isn’t done trying to make sure everyone sentenced as juveniles to life without parole in Michigan remains behind bars.

As Michigan Public Radio’s Jake Neher reports, the U.S. Supreme Court in June declared mandatory life sentences for juveniles unconstitutional.

The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered three additional questions onto the statewide November ballot. But it blocked a proposal to allow eight new non-tribal casinos.

The Michigan Supreme Court is expected to rule Friday on challenges to four questions proposed for the statewide November ballot following a three-hour hearing Thursday.

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