Supreme Court

Politics & Government
12:18 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Cooley Law professor breaks down Hobby Lobby ruling

Schindler says the ruling may have some unanticipated consequences in the future.
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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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:39 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Breaking down SCOTUS ruling of affirmative action

The Supreme Court has ruled on the case of a University of Texas student who claimed the university’s consideration of race is illegitimate and unconstitutional.
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Michigan State University law professor Phil Pucillo discusses the most recent United States Supreme Court ruling involving affirmative action.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:38 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Supreme Court to take up Michigan casino case

Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta discusses the precedence behind the Supreme Court's potential decision on the state’s rights to control casinos vs. Native American sovereignty.
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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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NewsRoom
6:08 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Time Limits For Welfare Cash Assistance Hit State Supreme Court

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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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NewsRoom
7:01 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

AG Schuette Not Backing Down on Keeping Juvenile Lifers Behind Bars

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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.

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NewsRoom
6:28 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

MI Supreme Court Orders Three Questions onto Ballot

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.

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NewsRoom
6:34 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

MI Supreme Court Rulings on Ballot Expected

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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NewsRoom
6:22 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Quick Action Ordered on Labor-Backed Ballot Issue

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The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered the state appeals court to decide by Monday whether a union-supported referendum gets on the November ballot.

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NewsRoom
6:37 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Schuette: Teen Lifers Don’t Deserve Re-Sentencing

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is against holding re-sentencing hearings for hundreds of inmates sentenced to life with no chance of parole as juveniles. That’s despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles.

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NewsRoom
6:14 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

MI Supreme Court Says MSU Violates Free Speech Rights

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The state Supreme Court has struck down a Michigan State University ordinance that’s supposed to protect employees from harassment as a violation of the First Amendment.

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NewsRoom
6:32 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Groups Waiting For MI Supreme Court Ruling

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The Michigan Supreme Court will decide the fate of a referendum on the state’s emergency manager law after spending more than an hour and half listening to arguments. The case also brought a few hundred demonstrators to Lansing.

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