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The student body president at Eastern Michigan University is asking a professor to resign after posting a racist acronym on social media last year.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the story.


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Ten state House Democrats yesterday linked arms during the Pledge of Allegiance in lieu of putting their hands over their hearts.  They say it was to show solidarity with NFL players and to protest a controversial Facebook post by the leader of the Michigan State Police. 


Kristy Etue
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Governor Rick Snyder says there is no reason to fire State Police Colonel Kristy Etue over a controversial Facebook post. 

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Michigan is facing a new lawsuit over same-sex couple adoptions.  The ACLU says the state can’t let adoption agencies that take public money turn away same-sex couples.


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The Michigan Court of Appeals has put a lawsuit regarding state money for private schools on hold while it decides who can be part of it. 


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With a week to go before Election Day, opponents of Michigan’s ban on voters taking selfies with their ballots are back in court.


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Michigan is asking a federal appeals court to restore the state’s ban on people taking “selfies” with their ballots on Election Day and do it quickly. 


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A federal lawsuit is challenging the right of regional tourism bureaus to charge room fees for travel campaigns, such as Pure Michigan.  


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The campaign trying to legalize marijuana in Michigan has filed a lawsuit challenging the state's six-month time limit to gather petition signatures.


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The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a First Amendment case filed against the Allegan Police Department by a group that tried to stage an anti-Islamic event at a high school. 


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There could be a legal showdown looming between state elections officials and the ballot campaign to legalize marijuana.


Sugar Law Center
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A group challenging Michigan’s emergency manager law is asking a federal appeals court in Cincinnati to order a trial in the case.