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Three current and former Michigan judges are on the shortlist to be the next United States Supreme Court Justice.  President Donald Trump says he has a list of 25 potential candidates that he will choose from.  Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire in July.


Joan Larsen
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen faced members of the US Senate Wednesday as she seeks a promotion to the federal bench.  Larsen said she’s beholden to the rule of law and not the president who nominated her.


Joan Larsen
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen has been chosen by President Trump to serve on the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals.  Trump once put Larsen on his list of judges and lawyers he would consider naming to the US Supreme Court. 


Voting Booth
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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.


Detroit
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A federal appeals court says it’s too late to go back and rehash the “Grand Bargain” that allowed Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy two years ago. 


Bill Schuette
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

A legal drama over Michigan’s November election ballot could land next on the steps of the United States Supreme Court.  A federal appeals court has denied Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s request for a review of the straight-ticket voting controversy.  


Straight ticket voting
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State Republican leaders were hoping to hear yesterday whether a federal appeals court would review Michigan’s ban on straight-ticket voting


6th Circuit Court of Appeals
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A federal appeals court took aim Thursday at Michigan’s sex offender registry law.  The court ruled on a narrow legal issue but suggested the law may be unconstitutional.


Straight ticket voting
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Michigan voters will still be able to vote for a political party’s entire slate of candidates with a single mark on the ballot, under a ruling Wednesday by a federal appeals court.


Bill Schuette
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

The battle surrounding straight ticket voting has taken a new turn, as Attorney General Bill Scheutte filed an emergency motion Wednesday night.


Straight ticket voting
John Bollwitt / flickr.com

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has taken the first step to appeal a court decision that lifted the state’s ban on voters using the straight-ticket option to vote for an entire party’s slate of candidates on the November ballot. 


6th Circuit Court of Appeals
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The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals says booking photos in federal cases are not automatically available to the public.  


Oil Pipeline
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A federal appeals court says an Enbridge oil pipeline that runs through a northern Michigan national forest does not need a new permit to continue operating.


U.S. Supreme Court
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of potential US Supreme Court nominees with two names from Michigan. 

Michigan Supreme Court
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The Michigan Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that could set some parameters on state-appointed emergency managers’ authority to change public employee contracts. 


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.  


jimtoycenter.org

As more states join the list of those where same-sex marriage is legal, an appeal of the overturning of Michigan's ban on gay and lesbian unions remains under consideration in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Local reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court declining to consider appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriage comes from Sandi Smith, Board President of the Jim Toy Community Center.  

Smith says while Monday's order doesn't specifically impact Michigan, it is good news.