Latest Michigan Supreme Court News

Court seeks more from Whitmer about abortion ban challenge

May. 20, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court said Friday it wants more information from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer about her request to erase a state abortion ban from decades ago. The court wants five points addressed, including whether it needs to immediately get involved, especially...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 09, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

Detroit News. May 4, 2022. Editorial: Wait for High Court’s final abortion ruling We got a taste this week of the predicted public uproar that would follow the U.S. Supreme Court overturning its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. But a leaked draft signaling the...

Court hears challenge to grand jury in Flint water cases

May. 04, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday that could wipe out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and eight others in the Flint water scandal, as lawyers challenged a rarely used, century-old method to investigate crimes and file indictments. It's the...

Michigan's chief justice tests positive for COVID-19

Apr. 10, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The leader of the Michigan Supreme Court announced Sunday she had tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing cold-like symptoms. Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack said in a statement that she was tested Saturday and had notified the court’s other...

Michigan governor sues to secure abortion rights, vacate ban

Apr. 07, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a Michigan court to recognize the right to get an abortion under the state constitution and to overturn a 176-year-old ban in the state that might take effect again if the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling...

Law that raises millions in local courts is challenged

Apr. 06, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court was urged Wednesday to strike down a law that forces people convicted of crimes to pay millions of dollars for the everyday costs of running local courts. The challenge comes at a key time: The law expires in October, and a decision from...

Court reinstates lawsuit over girl's death at school gym

Mar. 31, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

GWINN, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has overturned a decision and reinstated a lawsuit by the family of a 4-year-old girl who was accidentally killed at an Upper Peninsula school in 2015. Civil immunity can apply to schools under personal-injury law. But the Supreme...

Michigan's top court rejects latest redistricting challenge

Mar. 25, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday turned down a challenge by Democratic-aligned groups to a new map for state House seats. The groups claim the map unfairly favors Republicans and conflicts with the state Constitution, which says no party shall have a...

Michigan Supreme Court adds 2nd Flint water case to docket

Mar. 23, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court is getting more involved in Flint water criminal cases after agreeing to hear arguments in May about whether a one-person grand jury violates the state constitution. The court on Wednesday added Nick Lyon's case to the May 4 docket, the...

Text: When's 'lynching?' Michigan governor plot leader said

Mar. 21, 2022 14:52 PM EDT

A man described as the leader of a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asked “when's the lynching?” after the state Supreme Court in 2020 struck down a law that she repeatedly used to impose restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to evidence introduced Monday. ...