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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

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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