Men Who Fought Panhandling Law Each Get $6,500Two men who successfully fought the state's panhandling law after being arrested in Grand Rapids in 2011 will each get $6,500 as part of a $48,000 settlement with the city.
Court: Mich. Panhandling Law Violates Free SpeechThe appellate opinion says the law "would chill a substantial amount of First Amendment-protected activity."
Early American History Myths You Probably BelieveThese early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts.
Opinion: The Supreme Court Is Back In DC And Controversy Is Sure To FollowThe Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.
Judge Rules Panhandling Law Violates ConstitutionA state law banning panhandling in public places violates First Amendment protections for free speech and the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause, a federal judge in Michigan has ruled.
Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme CourtPresident Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn't have had a worse week.
Ex-Detroit Lawyer Loses Appeal Over 'Ghetto' RemarkA former top lawyer for the city of Detroit who lost her job for describing a local court as "ghetto" has lost an appeal over her dismissal.
Tormented Mom Reveals Dark SecretsI have to admit when I walked through the doors at 36th District Court in downtown Detroit with microphone, digital recorder and camera in hand, I thought it would be a "routine" assignment, covering "Constitution Day" ...
Macomb, Oakland Counties Declare Patriot Week Officials from Macomb and Oakland counties have declared September 11-17, 2011 as Patriot Week.
Judge: Michigan's Ban On Stun Guns UnconstitutionalA local judge said Michigan's law prohibiting possession of stun guns is unconstitutional, a decision that could lead to a state Court of Appeals review of the issue.