Tag: Supreme Court

End the Filibuster to Protect Indian Voting Rights

Do certain sets of circumstances lie ahead of us wherein we change the world radically by the choices we make?                                                                                                 ~ Dr. Vine Deloria Jr. By Dr. Aaron A. Payment, Chairperson Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Sault Ste. Marie Tribe Reservation ~ I begin with the above quote as the […]

Court extends intimidation crime to transgender victims

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan law that prohibits intimidation based on gender covers people who are transgender, the state Court of Appeals said Thursday. The court ruled in the case of a transgender woman who was shot in the shoulder after being confronted by a man at a Detroit gas station. The […]

Michigan Legislature kills law Whitmer used for virus rules

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday killed a law that underpinned coronavirus restrictions issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, wiping it from the books after Michigan’s Supreme Court declared the measure unconstitutional. The Democrat is powerless to veto the citizen-initiated bill. A conservative group that organized the […]

In a Michigan case, appeals court to revisit bump stock ban

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Friday it would rehear a dispute over a Trump administration ban on bump stocks, a device that allows semiautomatic firearms to fire rapidly. The decision comes three months after a three-judge panel at the court said a federal judge in Kalamazoo, Michigan, should have […]

Michigan Officials Celebrate U.S. Supreme Court Decision That Upholds the Affordable Care Act

LANSING, Mich. – Today, State of Michigan officials celebrated the United States Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision that upholds the Affordable Care Act in California v. Texas.   “Every Michigander deserves access to quality, affordable health care, and today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for all Michiganders,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “The high quality, affordable health coverage provided under the Affordable Care Act is […]