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Snyder-era officials charged in Flint lose court challenge

Jun. 18, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A group of people indicted in the Flint water scandal has no right to challenge the evidence in District Court, a judge said. The decision is a defeat for five people who were charged with felonies through indictments, which are rarely used in...

Judge wants to learn more about record breach in Snyder case

Jun. 17, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered Flint water prosecutors to stop distributing documents that were declared confidential during Detroit's bankruptcy. Judge Thomas Tucker also told lawyers for former Gov. Rick Snyder to show him a portion of the records that...

Bankruptcy judge gets involved in Flint water record dispute

Jun. 16, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Flint water criminal case involving former Gov. Rick Snyder took a strange side trip Wednesday into bankruptcy court where his lawyers asked a judge to penalize state attorneys for distributing confidential documents from Detroit's historic financial restructuring. ...

Senate: Lawmakers should know when Whitmer leaves state

Jun. 02, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Senate Republicans voted Wednesday to require the lieutenant governor to make a “good-faith effort” to notify legislative leaders when the governor has left Michigan and he or she has assumed gubernatorial powers and duties. The legislation,...

AG Nessel's former law partner lands job in her department

May. 28, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's former law partner has landed a job in her department after working for more than a year as a part-time contractor on the Flint water prosecution team. Chris Kessel was hired as an assistant attorney general in...

Only state official fired over Flint water wants job back

May. 19, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The only Michigan official fired in the Flint water disaster wants to be reinstated and get years of back pay after a criminal case against her fizzled into a misdemeanor that was ultimately erased. Liane Shekter Smith and the state's environment...

Groups sue over maneuver that weakened wage, sick time laws

May. 11, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans' lame-duck maneuver to weaken voter-proposed minimum wage and paid sick leave laws was unconstitutional, organizers of the ballot initiatives said in lawsuit filed Tuesday. The complaint came more than 16 months after the state...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 10, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

Detroit News. May 8, 2021. Editorial: Whitmer must avert Line 5 face-off with Canada Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is recklessly placing Michigan at the center of an international trade showdown with her order that the Line 5 petroleum pipeline must cease...

Judge alters "red flag" process after Indiana FedEx shooting

May. 06, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All “red flag” cases filed by Indianapolis police will now come before a judge after an Indiana prosecutor was criticized for declining to use the law to pursue court hearings that could have prevented a man from accessing the guns used to kill eight people at a...

Oil pipeline disputes raise tensions between U.S. and Canada

Apr. 28, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Months after President Joe Biden snubbed Canadian officials by canceling Keystone XL, an impending showdown over a second crude oil pipeline threatens to further strain ties between the two neighbors that were frayed during the Trump administration. ...