Two 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.
The appellate opinion says the law “would chill a substantial amount of First Amendment-protected activity.”
These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts.
The 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.
A 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.
President 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.
A 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.
I 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” …
Officials from Macomb and Oakland counties have declared September 11-17, 2011 as Patriot Week.
A 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.