Michigan Court Asked To Change Dates To Draw Political MapsA clash over the Michigan Constitution hit the state's highest court Monday as a commission that must draw seats for Congress and the Legislature asked for new deadlines to produce maps because of a delay in detailed census data.
Court: Mich. Panhandling Law Violates Free SpeechThe appellate opinion says the law "would chill a substantial amount of First Amendment-protected activity."
Court Schedules Arguments On Affirmative ActionThe U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled arguments on Michigan's affirmative action ban.
Ban On Affirmative Action Will Be Before Court In FallVoters approved the ban on affirmative action in 2006, but opponents to the ban filed suit saying that it's unconstitutional.
US Court Strikes Down Mich. Affirmative Action BanA federal appeals court has thrown out Michigan's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college admissions and public hiring.
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.
Training Exercise Sheds Light On Perils Of FirefightingThe exercise was aimed at garnering support for firefighters whose union says it is necessary to make collective bargaining part of the Michigan Constitution.