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Michigan Regulators Ordered Back To Court On Controversial Beer Label

The brewery claims its First Amendment rights were violated when the Liquor Control Commission rejected an ale with a name that’s offensive to some people.

CBS Detroit–03/06/2015

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Judge Rules In Favor Of College Student In Twitter Dispute

A judge says a Twitter account intended to poke fun at a mid-Michigan lawyer is protected by the First Amendment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2015

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Lawyer’s Rants Against Gay Student Not Protected, Michigan Appeals Court Says

A state attorney fired for an anti-gay campaign against a college student can’t collect unemployment benefits, the Michigan appeals court says.

CBS Detroit–01/09/2015

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Full Appeals Court Will Rehear Bible Believers, Arab Festival Case

A federal appeals court has agreed to take another look at a First Amendment claim made by Christian evangelists who were told to leave an Arab-American street festival or be ticketed by police in Dearborn.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2014

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Ex-Detroit Lawyer Loses Appeal Over ‘Ghetto’ Remark

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/09/2012

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Dearborn Pays $100,000 In Lawsuit By Evangelists

The city of Dearborn has paid $100,000 in legal fees to attorneys for a Christian evangelist whose free-speech rights were violated at a popular Arab-American street festival.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/01/2012

Court: Dearborn Violated Evangelist’s Rights

A Detroit suburb violated the free-speech rights of a Christian evangelist by barring him from handing out leaflets at an Arab-American street festival last year, a federal appeals court said Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2011

No Quick Decision In Campaign Cash Case

A judge is in no hurry to make a decision in a case that challenges some of Michigan’s limits on campaign donations.

07/25/2010